The Parks Foundation run free nature sessions outdoors throughout the year, suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. They work in 14 parks across the BCP Council area, including Watermans Park (Watermans Park Nov 23 Programme) and Mudeford Woods (Nov 23 Programme) in Christchurch.
The sessions range from educational talks and nature walks to surveying species within the parks, and arts and crafts for all ages. There are also volunteer groups called ‘Greenfingers’ who make improvements to the parks, with permission from the Council. In November the ‘Greenfingers’ will be planting spring bulbs ready for them to burst into flower in early spring to provide an important food source for our hungry pollinators after the winter.
Will Bowskill, who runs the Christchurch Park sessions said ‘”All my sessions are adaptable and relaxed and I’m interested in getting people into the park who might not normally use it. I’d be happy to run a private session or adapt a session towards the interests of those coming along. We would love to see the parks used more by those with disabilities and get teenagers/young adults and people from a range of backgrounds engaged with nature”.
To find out more and to get involved contact Will Bowskill or call 07723 289 747