We thought you might like to see a gallery of photos from our wonderful Family Picnic Day, held in July, along with some of the feedback received and even some poetry too!
Photos – just click on any to enlarge and scroll through them….
Just a few of the dozens of moths captured and released
Guess the moth on Ella’s nose!
There are baby newts in there, really!
Three excellent kitemakers!
Feedback – Here are some of the wonderful comments we received about the Nature Reserve in our Visitors’ Book on the day:
‘It feels like such a magical place…’
‘… one of the best things about living in Clara Vale.’
‘We liked the moths, the pond life and the scything.’
‘A lovely, tranquil place…’
‘Really enjoyed the moths, guided flower walk and lovely atmosphere!’
‘What a wonderful family-friendly day.’
Thanks to everyone who contributed, we loved receiving your feedback!
And finally… here are some reflections on the picnic day in the nature reserve by Hannah aged 7:
Sun, fun enjoyable days are beautiful
And green and wet and gleaming,
Clear pond ripples in the lovely atmosphere,
Being able to have an enjoyable chat, meet up with friends,
Music plays from my favourite films,
While the nature obviously absorbs interest thanks to strange plants and
magnificent moths and beauty
Admiring pond weed
Nettles tower over the transparent stream
Bunting hangs over the wooden bridge
Tiger moths on display are a real hit!
Stoats may be shy but when no humans explore, stoats are sure to roam the
clearing, birch trees stand straight and tall.
Thanks again to everyone who came along and made all the efforts of the Conservation Group worthwhile.