Posted: Thu 13th Jul 2017

Pond dipping and mini beast hunting at Wepre Park for 1st Nannerch Rainbows

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 13th, 2017


Campaign Advert

The 1st Nannerch Rainbows Group visited Wepre Park recently for a pond dipping and mini beast session using the park’s Education Area.

The children had a wonderful time finding a multitude of bugs including harvestmen, bees and shield bugs in the meadows and lesser water boatmen and larval stage newts in the dipping pond.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Minister for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:

The Education Area is a fantastic environmental learning resource. It is essential to teach our children the importance of nature from an early age so that they learn to respect and enjoy the world we live in.

I read a statistic that if a child does not have contact with nature by the time they are twelve, they are less likely to engage with it as an adult and will miss out on a lot of enrichment that being outdoors in the natural environment can bring.

Countryside Ranger, Stephen Lewis who ran the bug hunting session said:

The Education Area is a dog free wildlife haven, with flower rich meadows and a fantastic pond to dip in. The Education area is free to use, bookings are by request.

Groups or schools who would like to book any ranger led activities email [email protected]

Charges are £1.50 per child for a 2 hour session (minimum charge £30 per group), or £2.50 per child for a 4 hour session (minimum charge £50 per group),

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • North Flintshire Police urge Nissan Navara owners take extra security measures following thefts
  • Percy Pig helps launch M&S store at Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Deeside politicians support Buckley Cricket Club’s funding bid to help make it “open, inclusive and accessible-to-all”

  • More...

    North Flintshire Police urge Nissan Navara owners take extra security measures following thefts

    News

    Percy Pig helps launch M&S store at Countess of Chester Hospital

    News

    Deeside politicians support Buckley Cricket Club’s funding bid to help make it “open, inclusive and accessible-to-all”

    News

    Good news for Broughton wingmakers – Airbus secures 105 jet deal with Saudia Group

    News

    ‘Future proof funding’ available to help businesses reduce running costs

    News

    Fly in Style: United Airlines Debuts Wrexham-Themed Travel Kits

    News

    Flintshire students qualify for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award after expedition

    News

    Overnight closures for A55 resurfacing between Cheshire and North Wales

    News

    Flint Mountain chapel conversion plan resubmitted

    News