Wildlife safari in Hungerford

on 07 August 2014.

wildlife safari in hungerford

Safari leader Sally Wallington (centre) with her local explorers!

Bravely wading where others fear to tread, a group of children, including cubs form 1st Hungerford scouts, have been on safari across Freeman's Marsh.

The expedition involved river dipping for parents and children who took to the water with their nets to collect as many species as possible. The catch for the children to identify included sticklebacks, fresh water shrimps and numerous snails in a haul which amount to over 20 different healthy invertebrates from a healthy river.

The safari, organised by Hungerford Town and Manor, was led by conservationist Sally Wallington who said: "The children learn more when they are out exploring than they would just looking at books - and everyone has fun!"

The next event from Town and Manor will be 'The Wonderful World of Bats' on the evening of August 27th.For more information, click here

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