Devon Wildlife Trust is making final preparations to its Wildlife Festival in time for the event in early June. This year’s event will be part of the 13th North Devon Festival and will be held in Barnstaple.
It will be the charity’s fifth annual Wildlife Festival – the last two were staged in Plymouth and Exeter. The event will be held on Saturday, June 4 between 10am and 4pm and is set to be bigger than ever.
The event will feature over 20 exhibits and activities aimed at keeping families entertained. It will include a parade through the High Street with a samba band and giant bug stilt walkers. The parade will bring people to the Square in readiness for the official opening at 10:30am.
Jo Pullin, Devon Wildlife Trust’s event organiser said: ”This year’s event will be wilder than ever with hedgehogs, birds of prey and bird watching. We are also hosting the Vintage Mobile Cinema which will be showing wildlife films and there will be nest boxing making which is always a firm favourite at our festivals. We are planning for a big turnout from the north Devon public and hope that the people who attend are inspired to do more for wildlife in their area.”
This year’s event is generously sponsored by BID Barnstaple, The Bridge Trust and South West Water.
For more information about the event and the activities on offer visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org and click on ‘What’s on’. Anyone wanting to volunteer to help out on the day or to join in the parade should contact Jo Pullin on 01392 279244 for details.