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Uttoxeter families set to ‘go wild’ with new wildlife activities

The Globe Foundation has teamed up with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to provide Uttoxeter families with hands-on wildlife activity sessions, based at Globe’s Eco Centre on the Bramshall Road.

Currently, five sessions have been announced, from creating bat boxes to bug hunts and bird spotting. The first session will be on the 3rd February, starting with fun ways on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly, particularly important in these winter months. The session will start with looking in the woodland, located behind the Eco Centre, to see the birds, bugs and other wildlife, then getting hands on planting wildflower seeds to look at the types of flowers for bees and butterflies. The children will finish by making a hedgehog lodge to take home (with a little help from their grown up).

Kate Copeland, Director of The Globe Foundation said

“We are really excited to be working with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to bring their Wild Families sessions to Uttoxeter and to make use of the space we have here at the Eco Centre. We have an abundance of local wildlife and we are looking forward to spotting some of our feathered friends with our little guests, from the Heron who flies over our centre every morning, to the birds of prey nesting in the woodland behind us.

It is really important to get children active in the outdoors and to give them an appreciation for the wildlife that lives alongside us. We hope these are the first of many sessions to come.”

If you would like to know more about this or any of the other events, or to book tickets, please visit https://globefoundation.org.uk/events