The Hertfordshire Festival of Wildlife attracted more than a thousand visitors over the weekend of 30 and 31 July 30 – including many families enjoying the beautiful setting of Panshanger Park in the sunshine.
Organised by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in association with HNHS, and supported by the park's owner, Tarmac, the festival featured a programme of talks by HNHS experts and others, including the leading environmentalist Tony Juniper, national President of the Wildlife Trusts.
Wildlife exploration activities, with children and families in mind, included a 'Forest School', lakeside birdwatching organised by the Herts Bird Club, a bird-ringing demonstration, 'Mini-beast' safaris and guided walks in pursuit of plants and 'dragons and damsels'.
We also welcomed many visitors to the HNHS bookstall, including potential new members.
Although this was the third year that HMWT and HNHS have presented the Festival of Wildlife, it was the first to be organised at Panshanger and on such an extensive, outdoor scale.