Nature events at Beacon Park

From a guided walks to a plant fair, there’s plenty going on for nature lovers at Beacon Park this May. 

In May Beacon Park will host a number of events that will get local people closer to nature and wildlife.

The first activity is the Moth Recording Morning on Thursday 7 May from 8.30am. This is when moths are caught in humane traps left in the park overnight, and the group identifies them and records the different species before setting them free. Taking place in the Community Garden, this free activity is a good way to see moths up close.

The second nature event of the month is a free Bird Walk and Survey on Sunday 10 May from 9.30am to 11.30am. A Staffordshire Wildlife expert will lead this walk, which is a chance to spot birds and record the species seen at Beacon Park.

On Sunday 17 May visitors to the park can drop into the Community Garden between 11am and 1pm for the Seed Sunday event. This involves making a plant pot out of folded paper and planting Sweet Pea seeds in it to take away and grow. Each pot costs 50p.

May’s Community Drop-in is running at Museum Gardens on Saturday 30 May between 11am and 12 noon. This offers visitors the chance to speak to members of the Parks Team about any issues or ideas for the district’s parks. Two members of Lichfield Wildlife Group will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Finally, a Plant Fair will take place in the parks’ Community Garden on Sunday 31 May. This free entry event is a good opportunity to stock up on winter bedding plants and chat to gardening experts. There will also be activities for children, including the chance to planting seeds.

Neil Turner, Director of Leisure & Parks for Lichfield District Council, said: “Beacon Park has a packed programme of events, offering many ways to find out more about local wildlife. There is plenty going on in May to inspire gardeners and keen naturalists, and we hope lots of people will get involved.”

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