Children learn more about wildlife in Stamford

Grace Madigan-Hughes, three, having her face painted by RiverCare member Rachel Huxley
Grace Madigan-Hughes, three, having her face painted by RiverCare member Rachel Huxley

CHILDREN and their parents learnt more about the wildlife surrounding a river during an open day.

Stamford RiverCare Group organised the open day on The Meadows, Stamford, to raise awareness of the River Welland and its environment on Sunday.

Organisers estimated that 100 to 200 people took part in the range of activities put on during the day.

A nature trail was set up to take families around the activities.

Youngsters learned more about the animals living in the River Welland by pond dipping.

They also found out about the insects living around the river by catching some in a net.

Children also had fun colouring and learning about birds.

Group treasurer Rachel Huxley was delighted with the turnout to this annual event.

She said: “We were really pleased with the day.

“The young people were enthusiastic about their local environment.

“The kids were really keen and interested to find out about the wildlife which is on their doorstep.

“They were switched on to the message about needing to look after the environment.”

The group was set up in 2004 to care for the river in Stamford.