Community Day | Festival of Nature 2024

Sunday 9 June, multiple locations across the West of England

Festival of Nature is coming to your neighbourhood! Community Day is a day to celebrate the actions your community are taking for nature across the West of England region.

Discover a new, local community group, garden or organisation helping people and planet on Sunday 9 June.

Festival of Nature and Avon Wildlife Trust have teamed up to help the West of England celebrate our green and blue spaces and encourage residents to be part of Team Wilder – a movement of people taking action for local nature. 

Pick up a beautiful, printed Bristol map at Wild Weekend on Millennium Square (1-2 June) or at any of the weekday events during Festival of Nature (1-9 June).

Pick up a beautiful, printed Bath map at our Milsom Street Takeover in Bath (8 June) or at any of the weekday events during Festival of Nature (1-9 June).

BRISTOL

Barton Hill Family Day (Barton Hill, Bristol) 

When: 10am - 5pm

Where: University of Bristol's Microcampus, Wellspring Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 0AX.

Description of event: Discover a whole world of exciting green science at the University of Bristol’s community based micro-campus. Chat with the fantastic environmental researchers and get hands on with some cool experiments and interactive educational games. Explore the investigations into climate change, animal and plant life and see how you can help save our endangered world.

No booking needed - drop in anytime from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 9 June. Barton Hill Family Day takes place at the University of Bristol's Microcampus.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: This venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users and buggys.

Organised by: University of Bristol.

Clean Up Bristol Harbour (Central Bristol)

When: 10am - 12pm

Where: Meet outside Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol Harbourside, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA.

​Description of event: #CleanUpBristolHarbour is a monthly event inviting people to come along and pick up the floating rubbish that accumulates in our beautiful harbour! Working closely with the Harbour Office, All-Aboard Water Sports and Bristol Waste, they aim to remove rubbish from Bristol Harbour through the help of volunteers.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Land litter picking is wheelchair accessible, but litter picking is not wheelchair accessible on the water.

Organised by: Clean Up Bristol Harbour.

Nature As Your Neighbour (Congresbury, Bristol) 

When: 2pm - 4pm

Where: Cobthorn Paddocks Reserve, Furnace Way, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5DS.

Description of event: A celebration of Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group’s new Cobthorn Paddocks Reserve, adjacent to Cobthorn Way, Congresbury. Guided expert walks to show the fields’ special interest, Trees for Climate project and a family nature trail.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Uneven ground with no surfaced paths, unsuitable for most wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Organised by: Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG).

Zone A Open Event (Totterdown, Bristol) 

When: 2pm - 5pm

Where: Wells Road, Totterdown, Bristol BS4 3AL (the green space off Firfield Street).

Description of event: Join Totterdown Area Community Association for an afternoon of plant donations, a plant swap and some music. Take part in a litter pick and bindweed blitz and learn about bee friendly planting. 

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Some uneven surfaces and slopes.

Organised by: Totterdown Area Community Association.

Bugs, Birds and Flowers (Shirehampton, Bristol) 

When: 12pm - 3pm

Where: Shirehampton Public Hall, 32 Station Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9TX.

Description of event: A drop-in event at Shirehampton Public Hall for anyone wanting to have fun with both waste/scrap materials and  natural materials such as pressed leaves and flowers. Suitable for all ages, no experience necessary . Materials provided but people can bring their own.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Organised by: Tandem Arts CIC.

Bennett’s Patch Guided Walks and Pond Dipping (Portway, Bristol) 

When: 10am - 3pm

Where: Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock Nature Reserve, The Portway, Bristol, BS9 1RQ.

Description of event: Guided walks and pond dipping at the nature reserve from 10am - 3pm with Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock volunteers.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access is not possible via either the kissing gate at the southern end of the site, nor the footpath leading down from Bramble Drive.

Organised by: Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock volunteers.

Family Tree Trail - Clifton Observatory and Promenade (Clifton, Bristol) 

When: Come for an hour or so anytime between 10am and 4pm

Where: Meet and Greet Table near the Clifton Suspension Bridge Playground at BS8 4BW. What3Words ending.moss.window.

Description of event: A Family Tree Trail walk around our new Family Tree Trail on the Clifton Observatory and Promenade. Take part throughout the day using the trail on a map either to be collected when you turn up, or downloaded here. The team will be there on the day to help you with the map too.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: Most of the Trail’s Trees are along paths up to and around Observatory and Promenade.

Organised by: Sarah's Wildlife Projects.

Nature Crafts, Minibeast Hunt and Twilight Bat Walk (Withywood, Bristol) 

When: 1pm - 3pm and 9pm - 10.30pm

Where: Meeting at the park pod next to the play area in Withywood Park, Bristol, BS13 8PT. What3Words spider.client.jacket).

Description of event: Join a nature crafts and a minibeast hunt in partnership with Your Park at Withywood Park. Then for over 14s there is a twilight bat walk. 

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: Day event accessibility - level access for buggies and wheelchairs but grass surface. The evening bat walk is not wheelchair or buggy friendly due to steep slopes. Aged 14+ only due to late hours and walking route.

Organised by: Friends of Withywood Park.

Community Gardening (Redcliffe, Bristol)

When: 1pm - 4pm

Where: Green space behind Broughton House, just off the top of Somerset Street, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RY.

Description of event: Join Redcliffe Gardening Group for a gardening day and take part in wildflower and vegetable planting, outdoor crafts, activities and simple refreshments.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: Day event accessibility - level access for buggies and wheelchairs but grass surface.

Organised by: Redcliffe Gardening Group.

Really Wild Lockleaze Walk (Lockleaze, Bristol)

When: 11am - 1pm

Where: Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (The Hub), Unit 1, Fedden Buildings, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9FB.

Description of event: Join a guided walk around Lockleaze looking at various public greens that we have transformed as part of the Really Wild Lockleaze Project to make them more wildlife friendly. We will look at the habitat created including meadows, orchards and mini hedgerows and hear from residents and the community ecologist about how we helped nature thrive in the urban environment and which species will benefit. 

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Suitable for all who can manage a 4km walk.

Organised by: Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust & Really Wild Lockleaze Project.

Wellbeing Day at Redcatch Park (Knowle, Bristol)

When: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Bristol Broadwalk, Redcatch Park, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2RD.

Description of event: Join Redcatch Community Garden for a restorative Sunday in the beautiful setting of the Garden. Enjoy kids or adult yoga, adult storytelling, breathwork, meditation, sound bath, facial reflexology, massage and art for wellbeing. Discounts available for multiple bookings. 

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Organised by: Redcatch Community Garden.

Arnos Vale Cemetery BioBlitz (Totterdown, Bristol)

When: 10am - 1pm

Where: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW.

Description of event: Create a biodiversity snapshot together! RSPB Bristol holds a BioBlitz in a new green space each month. For this Festival of Nature special, discover the flora and fauna of Arnos Vale Cemetery. From woodland and pond to wildflower meadow, record what is found with the iNaturalist app. This data will help a global community of scientists and conservationists. Everyone is welcome, from nature novices to seasoned bird nerds! Bring your wildness about wildlife and, if you have one, a camera smartphone. If you’re under 18, please bring an adult with you too.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Under 18's to attend under adult supervision.

Organised by: RSPB Bristol at Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust.

This walk is now SOLD OUT. Check at the RSPB Bristol website and social media for future walks - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rspb-bristol/citizen-science-sunday-arnos-vale-cemetery-bioblitz/e-kbypgg

Festival of Nature at Felix Road Adventure Playground (Easton, Bristol) 

1 - 2pm (Quiet Hour), 2 - 5pm open to all

Felix Road Adventure Playground, Felix Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0JW.

Description of event: Open play session at Felix Road Adventure Playground with some nature-based activities. Happy to host organisations wanting to do something. Join some planting, scavenger hunt, craft activities.

Audience: Children & Families.

Accessibility: 1 to 2pm is Quiet Hour for children who need calm and a more relaxed environment to play. Find more information about the Felix Road Adventure Playground’s accessibility here. 

Organised by: Eastside Community Trust.

Grow Wilder Open Day (Frenchay, Bristol) 

When: 10am - 2pm

Where: Grow Wilder, 181 Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, BS16 1EL.

Description of event: Walk around or have a tour of this Avon Wildlife Trust nature enriched reserve and learn about wildlife gardening and sustainable food growing in practice. The wildflower nursery has plug plants for mini meadows, partial shade, full sun, pond and bog gardens, plus unusual edibles. Just 10 minutes on the bus from the city centre.

Audience: Children & Families.

Accessibility: Grow Wilder is wheelchair and buggy accessible with two wheelchair accessible toilets.

Organised by: Avon Wildlife Trust .

Easton Community Garden Drop-in (Whitehall, Bristol)

When: 11am - 2pm

Where: Easton Community Garden, 68 Gordon Road, Whitehall, Bristol, BS5 7DR.

Description of event: Drop-in to Easton Community Garden, which has opened its doors to the public for Festival of Nature's Community Day 11am-2pm. Find out more about the community garden and its role for the neighbourhood.

Audience: Everyone welcome, but children need to be supervised.

Organised by: Easton Community Garden.

Special Garden Open Day (St George, Bristol)

When: 10am - 4pm

Where: 28 Kensington Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 7NB.

Description of event: The unique and award-winning garden at 28 Kensington Road St George Bristol will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 9 June 2024. The garden was chosen by Alan Titchmarsh as one of his best British back gardens, and was also featured on BBC’s Gardeners World. It is also featured in the book ‘Dream Gardens of England’ published by Merrell. [FULL BOOKED FOR COMMUNITY DAY]

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: No wheelchair access, children must be supervised.

Organised by: St George in Bloom.

Help Nature Community Day at Hillfields Garden (Hillfields, Bristol)

When: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Where: Hillfields Community Garden, Thicket Avenue, Bristol, BS16 4EP.

Description of event: Join Hillfields Community Garden for a fun filled morning creating bug houses and log pile habitats to encourage more wildlife into the garden! There will be a group community litter around the site to keep the local shared green space looking beautiful. Find the team at the garden raised beds from 10.30am onwards. No booking needed, just come by and drop-in on the day.

Organised by: Hillfields Community Garden.

Accessibility: Hillfields is an open grass space park.

BATH

New Tree Walk from Moorlands Park (Moorlands, Bath)

When: 10.30am - 1pm

Where: Moorlands Park, Englishcombe Lane, Bath, BA2 2ES (meet at the play area)

Description of event: This is a two to two-and-a-half hour walk around "Rob's Route", a new tree trail connecting Moorlands Park, Alexandra Park, and green spaces in between. It was devised by the late Rob Randall and will be published as a new route by Bath Urban Treescape later this year. As well as a wide variety of trees, it offers spectacular views across Bath. The walk will be led by Hugh Williamson, a member of the Treescape team.

Organised by: Bathscape Landscape Partnership.

Ability/accessibility: The trail is on roads, footpaths and green spaces. Undulating, but with no long climbs.

Booking is essential for this session: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-tree-walk-from-moorlands-park-tickets-909650157107

Bat Walk and Talk (Newton Park Campus, Bath)

8.30pm - 10pm

Newton Park Campus, Newton St Loe, Castle Keep, Bath BA2 9BN

Join Bath Spa University, University of Bath and Bathscape for this bat spectacular. We’ll hear about the fascinating lives of these misunderstood animals, with a particular focus on horseshoe bats, and we’ll then use bat detectors to track them down around the beautiful grounds of Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus.

Please note: This event is suitable for age 10 years and over. Children must be accompanied. We will be walking around after dark on uneven ground, please bring a torch. Please wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear. This event is weather dependent, as if it’s too cold and wet the bats won’t be out. We will need to get in touch nearer the time about access, parking arrangements etc.

This event is SOLD OUT - join the waitlist: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bat-walk-and-talk-tickets-909661280377

Growing for Wildlife with Alice Park Community Garden (Larkhall, Bath)

When: 11am - 2pm

Where: Alice Park Community Garden, Alice Park, Gloucester Road, Bath, BA1 6QG.

Description of event: Come and enjoy a tour of the charming Alice Park Community Garden in Larkhall, Bath. Explore the pretty forest garden and sow some seeds on Sunday 9 June. No booking required, just turn up on the day.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Mostly level but not fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Tree Trail in Alexandra Park (Bear Flat, Bath)

When: 11am onwards

Where: Alexandra Park, Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, BA2 4RQ.

Description of event: A trail in around Alexandra Park in Bath to identify trees, nest boxes, and signs of wildlife. No booking required, just turn up on the day.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: Majority of areas are wheelchair accessible.

Organised by: Friends of Alexandra Park.

Forest Garden Open Day (Batheaston, Bath)

When: 11am - 3pm

Where: Forest Garden (next to Secret Garden), Riverside Car Park, London Road East, Batheaston, Bath, BA1 7NB.

Description of event: Forest Garden Open Day and Tree Walk to meet the amazing Grow Batheaston volunteers and see what this community has on offer.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Organised by: Grow Batheaston.

A Community Of Hedges with Blooming Whiteway (Whiteway, Bath)

When: 10am - 1pm

Where: Meet at Haycombe Drive, Whiteway, Bath, BA2 1PF

Audience: Adults.

Accessibility: Restricted access, steps, uneven ground, steeply sloped fields, footpaths and other off road routes.

Organised by: Blooming Whiteway.

Description of event: Join Whiteway’s Hedge Fund Managers for a morning of walking and talking hedges and all that these lively communities of plants support! This walking, talking, sharing trail will take in two gardens on the Whiteway Estate and Bath City Farm - exploring the community of urban hedges and hedgy history as we go. We’ll see new and established hedges, dead hedges and laid hedges too - we’re offering planting and making activities at our final stop and we’ll be talking about our Community Tree Nursery project, volunteering and community action along the way.

Wild About Charlcombe Guided Walk (Charlcombe, Bath)

When: The first walk will start at 10.30am and the second walk at 2pm.

Where: Charlcombe Way Stile, Charlcombe Meadows, Bath, BA1 6JZ.

Description of event: Join a guided walk to find out more about Charlcombe Meadows. Nature-loving local residents have set up a new community group to work in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council to take on the management of two fields in beautiful Charlcombe Valley. You’ll find out more about our plans to restore and improve the habitat, creating a space where all residents can walk, play, and get close to nature. We’ll also be asking people to download iNaturalist and help record wildlife in the two fields.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Limited accessibility to the site via a stile.

Organised by: Friends of Charlcombe Meadows.

Get in contact with the organisers to book a place in advance - charlcombemeadowsbath@gmail.com

Welcome to Bloomfield Tumps (Old Down, Bath)

When: 11:30am, 1pm, and 2pm

Where: Meet outside the Cafe at Odd Down Sports Ground, Chelwood Drive, Bath BA2 2PR.

Description of event: A welcome to Friends of Bloomfield Tumps, with balsam bashing activities starting at 11:30am, a picnic at 1pm and woodland walk at 2pm. The team will demonstrate how the site is managed for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Rough paths through grassland and steps / steeply sloping paths.

Organised by: Friends of Bloomfield Tumps.

Open Day at Corston Community Orchard (Corston, Bath)

When: 10am - 12pm

Where: Corston Community Orchard, Corston, Bath BA2 9AA.

Description of event: Explore Corston Community Orchard in Bath for this open day event. Many nature friendly practices take place here to benefit wildlife and the local community - come down and find out all about them! See www.corstonorchard.co.uk for further information.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: The orchard is not wheelchair accessible. If it is muddy it is not accessible to buggies.

Organised by: Corston Community Orchard.

Open Afternoon for Eco Church (Lansdown, Bath)

When: 2pm - 5pm

Where: St Stephen’s Church Lansdown, Bath, BA1 5XS.

Description of event: An afternoon of wildlife garden creation at St Stephen's Church. No need to book, just come down and drop-in during the afternoon.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Organised by: St Stephen’s Church Lansdown, Bath.

Tours, Tea and Chat with Bath Organic Group (Bath)

When: 2pm - 4pm

Where: Bath Organic Group, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AT (main entrance on Upper Bristol Road).

Description of event: Bath Organic Group are opening their gates for you to drop in and look around. Our demonstration garden is tended by a team of volunteers who share the planning, the work, and lots of tea and cake. We have won awards for our commitment to biodiversity, and can demonstrate compost-making, water-harvesting, and ways to create biodiversity-friendly areas. We welcome anyone to join our Tuesday and Saturday work days and share our healthy produce. Our gates are open to all for the Community Day.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible paths throughout much of the garden, but some parts – the pond area and the orchard – are less accessible.

Organised by: Bath Organic Group.

SOMER VALLEY

Family Woodland Adventure (Radstock, Bath & Northeast Somerset)

When: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Meeting at Westfield Surgery, 51 Waterford Park, Westfield, Radstock, BA3 3UJ.

Description of event: Join Somer Valley Rediscovered for a fun-filled morning exploring the great outdoors at our Family Woodland Adventure! Steve England will lead you through bushcraft skills in Waterside Valley, perfect for nature-loving families looking for an exciting outdoor experience. Family Woodland Adventure with Somer Valley Rediscovered is part of Festival of Nature's Community Day.

Audience: Suitable for families of all ages.

This event is fully booked - join the waitlist: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-woodland-adventure-tickets-880669394867

Summer Planting and Masterclass in Bird & Bat Nesting Boxes (Peasedown St John, Somer Valley)

When: 10am - 1pm

Where: Ashgrove Cemetery, Eckweek Lane, Peasedown St John, BA2 8TY.

Description of event: Peasedown St John Parish Council manages Ashgrove Cemetery in the heart of the village estate.  We have recently started a community gardening group following a wildlife survey conducted by Avon Wildlife Trust.  We are in the process of enhancing what is already a well visited open space within the village during our event our group will be planting a herbaceous bed and looking at the changes in practices suggested by the Trust and there will be a masterclass in bat and bird nesting boxes to be installed at Parish Council sites.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: There’s a step up to the toilet.

Organised by: Peasedown St John Parish Council – Gardening Group.

NORTH SOMERSET

Butterfly and Wildlife Walk (Walton-in-Gordano, North Somerset) 

When: 11am - 12.45pm

Where: Walton Common Avon Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Walton-in-Gordano, North Somserset, BS21 7AA. Meet in the lay-by past the last cottage in Walton-in-Gordano village. What3Words: ///skinny.frozen.superbly.

Description of event: Join the Avon Wildlife Trust Portishead Local Group for an immersive walk around Walton Common, to gain an insight into the area with a focus on butterflies and wildlife in the area.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. There is initially a steep walk but then it is fairly flat.

Organised by: Avon Wildlife Trust Portishead Local Group.

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Black Rocks Nature Trail Walk (Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire)

When: 10am - 12pm

Where: Meeting at Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell - between the Globe and St Peter’s Church, South Gloucestershire, BS36 2AB.

Description of event: Join Frampton Cotterell Nature for a circular one mile walk around Black Rocks Nature Trail. The walk runs alongside the River Frome and through meadows, farmland and woodland.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Accessibility: The route includes stiles and uneven ground which can be muddy after rain, so is not accessible to wheelchairs or buggies. 

Organised by: Frampton Cotterell Nature.

Time in Nature (Nr. Winterbourne Down, South Gloucestershire)

When: 11am – 3:30pm

Where: Empowering Futures, Bury Hill, Moorend, Bristol, BS16 1SS

Description of event: Our first open day will provide a showcase to exhibit the activities we offer and for the community to view the farm and spend time in nature. We will have scavenger hunts for children, willow craft, painting and other activities and talks about nature and the animals and their individual therapeutic benefits.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: No parking available. Wheelchairs users are welcome and a mud control pathway will enable access to the farm.

Organised by: Empowering Futures.

Community Action Day (Nr. Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire)

When: 11am - 2pm

Where: Frome Valley Growing Project, Swan Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1RH

Description of event: Take action for nature at this family friendly event! Pollinator-friendly planting, promoting soil health, developing the food forest and preparing vegetable beds for overwinter. Public transport costs are covered for attendees as the event is funded by the West of England Combined Authority.

Audience: Everyone welcome, family-friendly.

Organised by: Frome Valley Growing Project.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Community Woodland Tree Care Day (Tetbury, Gloucestershire)

When: 10am - 1pm

Where: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS.

Description of event: Come and visit our Community Woodland at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. Our trees were planted earlier this year by community/school groups after an area of woodland was cleared due to ash die back disease. The day will include tree care tasks and a walk and talk about our conservation work, through our ancient woodlands. Perfect for anyone looking to get involved in nature recovery and learn more about our native woodlands. 

Equipment will be provided. There will be self-led scavenger hunts and craft activities available too.

Please note: Admission rates apply, with a £1 non-refundable online booking fee - book using the links below:

Community Woodland Tree Care Day - Bristol Festival of Nature | Forestry England.

Tickets selection for Community Woodland Tree Care Day: Forestry England online tickets.

Audience: Adults and families (children age 7+).

Accessibility: Will involve a 20 minute guided walk from the Welcome Building to the planting site on gravel paths. Access to the planting site will be accessible using our off road mobility scooters (must be pre booked before event). Suitable for adults and families with children of 7+. Self-led craft and scavenger hunt activities will be available for younger children.

Organised by: Forestry England – Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

ONLINE

Growing Racial Equality within the UK Environmental Sector (Online)

Description of online event: Who is an environmentalist? And what is environmentalism? In this talk Gnisha Bevan, Co-creator and Co-lead of Black Seeds Network, will explore the reasons that Black people, Indigenous people and People of Colour (BIPOC) have been excluded from 'Mainstream' environmental work. 

The Black Seeds Network has a focus on three priority areas for Black people, Indigenous people and People of Colour within environmentalism: Recognition, Resources and Leadership. We recognise our incredible environmentalists' existing contributions to caring for both our natural world and our communities. We ask who has access to resources, and how can we overcome the barriers that prevent people from participating in environmentalism? And we focus on developing emerging and future leaders in order to tackle inequality in environmental movements.

Black Seeds Network are delighted to co-ordinate the ground-breaking Nature Rising programme in partnership with Friends of the Earth, Divina Botanica, Bristol Rainforest, May Project Gardens, Tara Miran, Tay Aziz, and other community partners. Find out more and support the project here. Follow Black Seeds Network on Twitter @BlackSeedsNet or join our mailing list to find out more.

Audience: Adults.

Organised by: Nature Rising, The Black Seeds Network.

Click here to watch the online talk

WILTSHIRE

Nature Journaling Walk (Melksham, Wiltshire)

When: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Where: Melksham Conigre Nature Reserve, 12 Canon Square, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6LX.

Description of event: Join us at Melksham Conigre nature reserve for a nature journaling walk, to notice and appreciate the beautiful wildlife and scenery around us. No experience necessary and equipment is provided.

Audience: Everyone welcome.

Accessibility: There are accessible paths. Short walk, level, grassy areas. River and Pond and other submerged areas take care with children/ dogs. Please note if there has been heavy rainfall this causes flooding and may limit wheelchair access.


Festival of Nature 2024 is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery Players we have been able to support communities to explore and celebrate their natural heritage through Community Day.