Wildlife enthusiasts have fun in Rutland wood

Rutland beekeeper Gabrielle Maughan with a frame of honeycombe.
Rutland beekeeper Gabrielle Maughan with a frame of honeycombe.
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BARNSDALE Wood was full of surprises on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Wildlife Trusts.

More than 500 wildlife enthusiasts visited staff at Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust who put on a fun-filled event which attracted fans of all ages.

Activities included bird ringing, wood turning and carving, tree climbing, charcoal burning and a live bee hive.

Children also enjoyed making bird boxes and bird feeders to take home for their feathered friends.

Co-ordinator Becky Corby said: “People really enjoyed the bird ringing.

“They got to see a song thrush, a black cap, a blackbird and a woodpecker up close.

“A lot of people were regular volunteers but there were others who were passing through on their bikes and stopped for food and to look around.”

There are a number of other centenary events being planned throughout the summer.

For more information visit www.lrwt.org.uk