Go Wild in Henley Wildlife Week

Summer has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy it by going for a walk in our town’s open spaces, submerging yourself in the beautiful surroundings taking in the nature and wildlife along the way. To raise awareness of our town’s wonderful wildlife,  next has been nominated as Henley Wildlife Week (5-9 August).

Henley Wildlife Week is the idea of Ilona Livarski, Henley Town Council’s Conservation Park Warden.  She says, “It’s a week aimed at getting people to do something wild every day during that week. We want people to interact on Instagram as much as possible showing off their wild days using the hashtag #HenleyWildlifeWeek. As well as encouraging people to go outside and enjoy nature, we are hosting a few events for people to get involved with.

The programme of events is listed below:

Monday 5 August: Guided Walk at Mill & Marsh Meadows at 2pm
Join us for a guided walk around Mill & Marsh Meadows where we will enjoy seeing lots of flowers, butterflies and birds.

Tuesday 6 August: Big Butterfly Count at Gillotts Field at 2pm
Butterfly Conservation need your help! Join us at Gillotts Field to count and identify the hundreds of butterflies there!

Wednesday 7 August: Volunteer Conservation Work Group 9:30am—12:30pm
Get involved in managing an area for wildlife with a volunteer group led by Henley in Transition Conservation Group More details found at http://henley-in-transition.org.uk/hwg/index.htm

Thursday 8 August: Teddy Bear’s Picnic @ River and Rowing Museum
Join the River and Rowing Museum on their Teddy Bear’s Picnic where you will enjoy lots of lovely activities outdoors and indoors! More details found at https://www.rrm.co.uk/whats-on/bears/

Friday 9 August: Wildlife Photography Session @ Gillotts Field 11am
Come along with your phone or your camera and we will enjoy a morning photographing the wildlife at Gillotts Field.

If you would like information about the above events, please email i.livarski@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk

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