Families took part in a variety of nature based activities at our Wild Day Out on Saturday 19th May.
Mini-beast hotels were built, families went on bug hunts and pond dipping while dens were constructed. There was something for all ages in the beautiful Slader’s Leigh nature reserve. Over 80 people came along to enjoy this amazing piece of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Slader’s Leigh is next to the Strawberry Line south of Winscombe, it’s owned and managed by the Mendip Society who helped organise this event with the AONB team. It’s a real oasis of meadow plants, veteran trees and old hedgerows. The Somerset Reptile and Amphibian Group were on hand to explain the mini-beasts coming out of the pond and brought along a slow-worm as well.
The AONB Unit’s Young Rangers helped run all of the activities, demonstrating their knowledge and enthusiasm for the area.
Sammy Fraser from the AONB Unit said,’The weather was perfect for all these families to get out and enjoy nature in a relaxed way. The event is part of Naturally Healthy Month that encourages people to step outside to improve their health and wellbeing. There are proven benefits to being outside and we could see the smiles on people faces as they got close to nature with us.’
To discover more events that are part of Naturally Healthy Month go to our events page