A fascinating morning of informative talks, videos and exhibits about wildlife on the banks of the River Test.

Talks and demonstrations
Alex Cruickshank of the Wildlife Trust will talk on some of the wild riverside inhabitants while a local beekeeper will speak of his experiences andshow the inside of a hive.
Hart Wildlife Hospital will give a presentation on their charity’s work with sick and injured creatures and will be collecting donations to help support their work.

Film
There will be a screening of a beautiful historic film about kingfishers that was filmed near the Town Mill in Whitchurch, and generously loaned by the current residents.

Exhibits
Exhibits on the day will include a display of countryside photographs taken by local enthusiasts, the weaving of Guernsey baskets plus many other interesting stands.
The younger guests there will be a chance to build their own mini-beast using lots of different materials.

• Refreshments available – with a wildlife theme !

Then in the afternoon:
Bug Hotel
From 1.00pm young people (11+) can volunteer to help build a Bug Hotel in the grounds of the Centre. If anyone would like to help, call Sarah Castle on 01256 896270 as spaces are limited.

This exciting day is being organised by the Whitchurch Association, a local registered charity.

CAN YOU HELP? FOOD WANTED

Hart Wildlife Rescue are in desperate need of food donations for their youngsters especially Pedigree puppy & dog food for their rescued fox cubs.

‘Red Cross’ parcel donations containing any (or all items) would also be very gratefully received:

Wild bird seed & peanuts, wood shavings, straw, newspapers, cloths, washing up liquid, rubber gloves, brushes, buckets, dustpans, cat biscuits (not fish), tinned Supermeat cat food (white meat, not fish) & food bowls – ramekins & small flower pot saucers are ideal.

The Gill Nethercott Centre is happy to start receiving your donated items now, or they can be brought to the centre on the day.

Event Details

Date: March 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

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