Tamar Valley Wildlife celebrated & enjoyed



ww24This September’s Wildlife Weekend, held at the Tamar Valley Centre in Drakewalls, saw over one hundred visitors getting up close to wildlife and nature, joining in with the many activities, talks and walks on offer.

On Saturday 7th September families made bird boxes, seed bombs and plant prints and explored the site in search of wildlife and plants.

Inspiring talks on Hedgehogs, Moths and Bats, advice on keeping bees, and suggestions on adding pollinator plants and bug hotels to gardens, informed the many visitors from the Tamar Valley area.

ww23Plants, local honey, jewellery inspired by nature, handmade soaps and local glass decorations were on sale, together with local cakes, tea and coffee.

A Bat Walk, Birdwatching Walk, Forest Bathing taster session and Botany Walk completed the weekend.


IMG_0130Valerie Darwall, Project Officer from the Tamar Valley AONB, who organised the event, said, “It was great to see so many people engaged in the many activities held during the weekend. Huge thanks to all the organisations and local groups who attended and made the event possible, as well as our sterling team of volunteers who tirelessly support the AONB in so many ways.”


Visit www.tamarvalley.org.uk for the full species list of wildlife and plants spotted at the site during the weekend, and for more pictures.

Keep checking www.tamarvalley.org.uk/events for more events taking place in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or call Charlotte on 01822 835030.

The Wildlife Weekend was supported by REACCH Autism South West, Callington Tesco, Kit Hill Beekeeping Group, Hedgehog Health Service, Cornwall Mammal Group, The Bookstop (Tavistock), Tamar Grow Local, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project.


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