Small worlds in focus

It was great to welcome so many people to Railway Fields for our summer event, Nature Discovery Day, on Saturday 29 July – especially given the less-than-ideal weather!

Here’s a look at some of the stunning images we captured during our projecting microscope show, which gave visitors a magnified view of some of Railway Fields’ insects and plants live on the big screen.

There were two nature walks – on bees and plant/habitat management at Railway Fields – and visitors also enjoyed pond-dipping, minibeast safaris and wildlife art. Plus it was the perfect weather to play in the mud kitchen!

Congratulations to Alice, who entered our Twitter photo challenge and won a Big Green Bookshop voucher – many thanks to our friends at the Big Green Bookshop for donating the prize.

We also welcomed Cllrs Peray Ahmet, Emina Ibrahim and Zena Brabazon, who helped us raise Railway Fields’ recently re-awarded Green Flag.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the day and who baked delicious cakes for our refreshments stand, and to our walk leaders Quentin Given and Clif Osborne.

Visitors said:

“An oasis in this busy street. An excellent place to bring children to instil in them the love of nature.”

“We enjoyed the little beast trail and seeing the tiny beasts under the microscope.”

“Love the mud kitchen.”

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