Mini safari for wild at heart

Published on: 08 Jun 2015

WILDLIFE enthusiasts had a field day when they turned out for a beetles, bugs and butterflies safari in Emersons Green.

WILDLIFE enthusiasts had a field day when they turned out for a beetles, bugs and butterflies safari in Emersons Green.
Children and adults enjoyed a wonderful morning during half term gathering insects using sweep nets and beat sheets. Magnifying glasses in the tops of observation jars made it easy to inspect their markings while trying to identify them.
Naturalist Ed Drewitt shared his extensive knowledge about lives and life cycles of the insects and Explorer Scouts from Mangotsfield supported the young investigators.
The Calling All Critters event was part of the Wildwood natural neighbours project, run by Penney Ellis on behalf of the developers of new homes near the Resound church.
Penney said: “We were all amazed at the diversity of insect life on a smallish patch of Emersons Green Village Park. The most exciting and unusual finds were red and black frog hoppers and fourteen-spotted ladybirds.”
The next Wildwood natural neighbours event is a photography safari on Tuesday July 21, from 10am  to 1pm. Naturalist and wildlife photographer Iain Green encourages a fresh view on the natural world exploring trees, plants, birds and bugs through a lens. Bring a camera (any camera!) and a spirit of adventure. For adventurers young and old.
To find out more or to make a booking please visit  www.photo-sensitive.co.uk or call Penney on 07896 315778.

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