Hart’s countryside event sees record visitors
14th June 2017
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On Sunday 4 June over a thousand people visited Hart District Council’s Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond to see what the local wildlife had to offer. 

Hosted by Hart District Council’s Countryside Rangers and the Fleet Pond Society, 28 stalls lined up to provide a variety of crafts and activities, to gather the community together for a day filled with fun. 

Visitors were able to watch chainsaw carving and bird ringing demonstrations, as well as get a closer look at some of the local wildlife with pond dipping and bug hunting activities. Many people also got creative with arts and crafts including bat finger puppets, badge making and pom-pom dormice. 

The day included an official opening of the new T-Jetty which was attended by Cllr Makepeace-Brown, Vice Chairman of Hart District Council, alongside Adam Green, Ecology and Countryside Manager and Steven Lyons, Senior Ranger for Hart Countryside.  

Speaking about the day, Adam Green, Ecology and Countryside Manager at Hart District Council, said: “Wildlife Day is our most popular Countryside event and it is fantastic that on the fifth year running, we had a higher number of visitors than ever. The day provides a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy free activities whilst learning about the value of local wildlife in Hart.” 

The Countryside Rangers would like to thank everybody who took part for helping them to make the day a great success. 

For more information about upcoming events visit www.hart.gov.uk/guided-walks. For updates from the Countryside Rangers, like the Hart Countryside Facebook page and follow @HartCountryside on Twitter.

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