Children were able to make "bird dials" to help them identify different types of birds. There was also a scavenger hunt with the prize of a bird feeder for the family with the most scavenged items. Children made bundles of nesting materials which were placed in the hedgerows alongside the railway to help birds find nesting materials for the upcoming nesting season.
It was also possible to observe at a distance, a pair of treecreepers which were nesting in one of the 21 bird boxes erected by volunteers along the route.
Wildlife Warriors leader Caroline Bowler said:
What a great morning. A big thank you goes to everyone who helped, our regular volunteers were amazing especially the older children who took a really active part in the session. Laura, Lucy, Olivia and Charlotte were great ambassadors for the project! Feedback was great from everyone who attended and there seemed to be a really good atmosphere throughout the morning. It was great to see the trackbed so alive with activity. The youngest child was just three and the oldest mid teens, as whole families turned out. Can't wait for the next one!An attendee posted on our Facebook page:
My son and partner attended the wildlife warriors session, he was sooo excited when I arrived home, he loved it and will definitely be attending again!Wildlife Warriors events are FREE to attend and the next session will be held on Saturday May 19th. Please mark it in you diary! More details will follow nearer the time.