The weather gods smiled on us for both days of the Wildscape launch event. Just over a hundred people took part in the activities, walks and workshops, exploring sites, making art and taking some stunning photos.
Toddler’s Cove was full of families enjoying the sun on Sunday May 5th, and we had lots of takers for the Nature Photography Treasure Hunt through Whitehall Meadow and Hambrook Marshes. On Bingley’s Island participants in the painting workshop were busily creating some beautiful images of this secluded greenspace. Lord Mayor Robert Waters and the Lady Mayoress helped us mark the launch of the project and took part in the Countryside Snapshot at 3pm. People on guided walks at Dering Wood, Jumping Downs and the Heaths Countryside Corridor also took part in this synchronised photograph.
The next day the sun was back hotter than ever at Singleton Environment Centre. Local children enjoyed the nature trail set up by volunteers from the Ashford Community Woodland, then got stuck into creating colourful monoprints. The photography workshop was very popular and everyone came away with lots of technical tips and great images. Walkers at Blean Woods National Nature Reserve and Larkey Valley Woods enjoyed lovely shows of spring wild flowers.
Here are just some of the images from the day: