Woodland conservation and wildlife conservation charities will be spending time at Branching Out Adventures, Halland, this week.
The Woodland Trust, which is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, will be setting up camp there on Wednesday, as part of its mission to protect the country’s woods, trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Then, on Friday and Saturday, Sussex Wildlife Trust will take over to spread the message that 60 peer cent of our wilflife is in decline and one in ten are heading for UK extinction.
Kate Hall, of the Woodland Trust, said: “It’s going to be a whole lot of fun. We’ve got lots of educational and fun activities to share with families and children, as well as spot prizes and some ‘Awesome Autumn Adventures’.
“Do you know why leaves turn red and gold in the autumn? Why not come along and find out?”
Mark Oakden, of Branching Out Adventures, said: “Our mission is to encourage families to get out into nature.
“We want everyone to appreciate the majestic nature and importance of trees and wildlife.
“We’re delighted that both The Woodland Trust and Sussex Wildlife Trust will be with us during the autumn half term.
“Come along and meet these amazing charities, hear about the work they are doing and learn lots about local nature and wildlife.”
The Woodland Trust is the country’s largest woodland conservation charity with more than 1,000 sites.
Sussex Wildlife Trust focuses on protecting the rich natural life that is found across the county’s towns, countryside, and coast. It manages more than 30 nature reserves in Sussex.
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