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Monday, 19 May 2014

Local Children Learn About Nature at the Nunckley Trail

Our latest Wildlife Warriors event was another resounding success! Despite the poor weather forecast the sun shone and we all stayed dry.

This event focused on bees. The children were able to learn about the important role bees play in pollinating a wide range of crops to make every day things we use ranging from sun flower oil to cotton for the clothes we wear.

They learnt how to make a bumble bee nest for their gardens at home and undertook a bee themed scavenger hunt around the Nunckley Trail.


We would like to thank the Mercury News Agents on Leicester Road Mountsorrel who kindly provide juice and biscuits for those attending.

Wildlife Warriors events are free to attend, although donations are welcome towards our heritage centre appeal fund.

To help raise further money for our appeal fund, through May, June and early July we are running a programme of evening visits for local Brownie, Guide, Scout, Rainbows and other young people groups.

Last Tuesday 1st Quorn Brownies came to learn about the different birds that can be found along the Nunckley Trail. At a safe distance they were able to observe nesting birds flying in and out of the many bird boxes erected around the trail by our volunteers. They were also able to learn how to identify birds by the bird song they sing and there was a nature and history quiz.


If you run a local young people group who would like to visit the Nunckley Trail and sponsor bricks for our heritage centre appeal, please get in touch as there are just a few dates still available.


A big thank you to all our volunteers who allow these visits to take place! 

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