On the afternoon of Sunday 19 May, from 12– 4pm, the Moot will become a hive of activity and a focus for all things wild.  Downton Green Group, in co-operation with a variety of local organisations, is hosting a wildlife afternoon, which will be an opportunity to come along and find out more about the Moot’s wild secrets.

There will be activities for all ages – so come along with family, with friends or on your own.  Some wellies might be advisable if wet.

The programme of events will include a nature trail, guided walks, talks and activities for young people  – all showcasing the natural life of the Moot. You will be able to explore lots of different habitats, looking for a variety of wild creatures; go on a bee safari; find out about the trees that grow in the Moot; watch (and listen to) the birds, guided by experts.  You will be able to discover which plants attract bees and butterflies.

Bringing together representatives from local organisations, including Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Millennium Green, Hedgehog lovers and of course the Moot itself, the event promises to be a chance for everyone to really engage with nature.

Bring a picnic and enter the Green Group’s Challenge – could you make it plastic free?  Light refreshments  will also be on sale.  Eat, or just relax and have a rest, whilst listening to live music – Suite Jazz and the Downton Chamber choir.

See the Green Group’s website (www.downtongreengroup.org.uk) for more details as they become available

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