A Celebration of Nature at Tredanek Meadow
On a sunny July afternoon the MS4N team joined by the University of Exeter and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust hosted a celebration of nature at Tredanek Meadow in Bodmin.
It was a beautiful afternoon and the flower beds in the park were in full bloom and looked fantastic. The hot weather and sunshine attracted many people to the park making it a great opportunity for us to talk to and engage with the local community.
We held our event to coincide with the end of the school day of Berrycoombe Primary which is located right next to the park. When the kids came out of the gate they all rushed over to our stands with their parents to see what activities they could get involved with.
The treasure hunt was a great success and the kids and their families had a great time running around the park solving the clues to find the hidden letters that when rearranged spelled out the word pollinator. The animal skull game at the UoE stand was also a great a hit and the kids found it fascinating to learn about the different animal skulls. And even with the heat there were still a few bumblebees visiting the flowers that captivated everyone as they were led on a bee walk.
Overall it was a great afternoon and we had lots of positive comments from the residents around the park. They all really appreciated the work that had been put in to transform this site and they especially loved the colour that all the new planting had brought to the park.
We have many more events planed for the next few months so keep an eye on our events list to stay up to date!