Monday, 7 June 2010

Monthly Feature with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Hi everyone,

Danielle Porteous was with us this afternoon from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust manages more than forty reserves across two counties, including some of the best wildlife sites in the UK. These nature reserves cover the wonderful diversity of our landscape, from woodland to grassland, wetland, and heathland.

Each reserve is home to a fantastic array of wildlife, supporting a range of species such as plants, mammal, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrate and birds. To see where your nearest wildlife site is, try searching by your postcode. All nature reserves are free to visit!

Danielle told us that the annual celebration of wildlife has started and there are lots of events going on in the local area.

For instance, do you like music and wildlife? Then combine two of your favourite things on the 12th June at an event called 'Rock and Vole'! You could go along for a walk around Purwell Meadows, Hitchin to look out for water voles and other wetland animals, then record songs with a professional musician, inspired by your walk and get a CD of your songs! The event is free but booking is essential on either the morning session (10am-12pm) or the afternoon session (1pm-3pm). For more information about where to meet and to book a place, email or call Ali Hauser on 01727 858901 (ext 239).

Lots of other events are taking place, for more information check out

Danielle also told us that the Wildlife Trust has also recently launched a full-colour book called '152 Wild Things to Do', packed with ideas for family days out. Get your copy at Amazon.

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