Woodland Day at Rutland Water Saturday 14th April

This year marks the centenary of The Wildlife Trusts movement and one of the ways the Wildlife Trusts are celebrating this special milestone is by holding a series of collective ‘Our Wildlife’ events throughout 2012.

The first of these will be ‘Our Woodland Wildlife’ and as part of this Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is organising a Woodland Day to take place at Barnsdale Wood, Rutland Water on Saturday 14th April.

Come to the Barnsdale car park, which is located on the north shore of Rutland Water off the A606 (opposite Barnsdale Lodge Hotel).

Celebrations will begin at 10am and will continue throughout the day, finishing at 4pm. Entry to the event is free, although normal parking charges will apply.

The aim of the Woodland Day is to provide a fun day out for people of all ages to learn about and appreciate our woodlands. We’ll be putting on a variety of walks and children’s activities. There will be demonstrations from woodland craftsmen and women such as charcoal burning, hedge-laying, willow-weaving and chainsaw carving. There will also be a number of wildlife-themed stalls and local produce on sale. Hot food and other refreshments will be available.

“This is a day for all the family. April heralds the start of spring and our woodlands are alive with wildlife of all kinds. Come and join our staff and volunteers and find out what really makes a wood buzz in spring” said Tim Appleton, Rutland Water Reserve Manager.

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