Creature days take off with butterflies and bugs
May 22, 2008
Little creatures and fabulous birds of prey are visiting two garden centres at Bagshot and Cranleigh at half term.
Notcutts in London Road, Bagshot, is holding a free wildlife day on Tuesday, May 27 from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
The Science Boffins will be demonstrating lots of creature facts about butterflies, ladybirds, ants and other garden bugs, and Jan Prymaka’s fascinating Birds of Prey will be visiting, along with other wildlife organisations for this Notcutts’ Look Out for Wildlife event.
Jan’s Birds of Prey and other wildlife organisations will also be visiting Notcutts in Guildford Road, Cranleigh, for a similar event on Wednesday, May 28 from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
Adults and children can learn about the amazing wildlife that surrounds them, including a butterfly identification hunt celebrating 40 years of Butterfly Conservation. The winner of the hunt will win a mystery prize with a congratulatory card signed by Nick Baker, naturalist and broadcaster.
All children who enter will be given a Butterfly Conservation identification poster.
There will also be wildlife competitions, including a chance for a child to win a bird watch camera for their school as well as £50 in wildlife products for themselves.
All they have to do is to paint or draw pictures of wildlife and bring them in to the garden centre to be displayed.
The winner will be announced at the end of the half term holiday.
Jim Coggins, garden centre manager, said: “Our wildlife days are great for young and old alike.
“We look forward to welcoming lots of visitors and seeing lots of entries for the wildlife camera competition.”