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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Bristol Festival of Nature and other news

This morning I went down to the Bristol Festival Of Nature down by the harbour side. This has been going on for several years now and is basically a shop front for a huge variety of societies and conservation organizations, especially those in the Bristol Area. The zoo was represented of course, both by volunteers looking after some invertebrates, and representatives of the Education department – Bristol majors on education and has at the last I heard over 10,000 pupil visits per year. For full details of the programme – which continues tomorrow – see here: www.festivalofnature.org

There are loads of activities for children, and important local groups like the Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol Naturalists, as well as national groups like the RSPB, The Hawk and Owl Trust, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

On other news, as part of the publicity and fund raising for the Year of the Gorilla, one of our Sunday volunteers (the day I work) is doing a sponsored sky dive. All I can say is that she does not look the type to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet (especially wearing a gorilla costume) If you would like to sponsor her, go here: www.everyclick.com/emmaoneill

I will be posting next week on the Bath & West show, which was a great success - have agood weekend everyone - I have to go paint the hall.

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