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Sand martin hotel under construction

August 28, 2013 – 3:15 pm |

Work began on the construction of a sand martin wall in the Wetland Nature Reserve in early August. When complete, the two metre high wall will be one of three projects around the Wetlands to have been …

60th anniversary tree dedication

August 22, 2013 – 8:22 am |

A few months ago, Jemma English came to talk to Shirley our Fund Raiser, about the possibility of a tree dedication to celebrate her grandparents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary. Sixty years of marriage is quite a landmark in …

Dipped and done!

August 21, 2013 – 2:52 pm |

As we approach the end of the summer holiday’s we held our last Summer Children’s activity on Monday – a second session of the highly popular Pond Dipping and Design, where children get a chance …

Celebrating holiday harvest

August 19, 2013 – 9:34 pm |

Despite the questionable summer weather today, we were having a great time in the Forest Centre making corn dollies and learning about the Harvest! We even had our youngest ever participant, Montgomery (pictured below) who …

All happening in the Park

August 13, 2013 – 8:22 am |

There is a lot going on in the Country Park at the moment and that means there may be some disruption for our visitors for a short time. We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience but …

Marston Mud Pies

August 8, 2013 – 2:15 pm | 2 Comments

Not only were mud pies, mud pineapples and the occasional mud hors d’oeuvres on the menu for today’s Children’s Activity, Marston Mud – we also had some astonishing creativity from parents, with mud cars, mud cats …

The hunt for small mammals

August 7, 2013 – 12:34 pm |

Two years ago the Forest Team decided that it would be useful to have an idea of what small mammals were on site at the Millennium Country Park and in what sort of numbers. This …

Kids’ events get off to a flying start

August 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 2 Comments

Yes, the kids were out in force last week chasing winged insects in the meadow and also pond dipping for aquatic creepy-crawlies.  They caught all sorts of fascinating creatures: moths, butterflies, shield bugs and green-eyed …

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