Stevenage springs into nature

21 Apr 2015

Around 300 people took part in our ‘Spring into Nature’ event in Fairlands Valley Park, which offered people the chance to learn more about bees, butterflies and nature in Stevenage, and take part in art and craft activities. 

Visitors to the event last Wednesday (15 April) rolled up their sleeves and got creative making their own paper butterflies and badges. They also had the opportunity to learn more about the plight of bees and their declining numbers, and help create a pollinating friendly habitat for bees by sowing seeds to plant in their gardens. And they heard about the urban meadows that Stevenage Borough Council has created around the town to help bees, butterflies and other insects in the area. 

Stevenage Borough Council’s Strategic Director, Peter Bandy, said, “Hundreds of nature enthusiasts came to join us in sunny Fairlands Park for a great event. I want to thank the Green Space Volunteers for their support in helping on the day to run so many activities for children to take part in, and I hope everyone enjoyed learning more about bees, butterflies and their natural habitats.”

For more information on future events, visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/news-and-events.

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