Get creative with a new wild event at Lorton Meadows
Friday 17th June 2016
Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre © Vicky Ashby
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT’s) Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre in Weymouth is holding a new event for children, called ‘Casts of Lorton Wildlife’ on Sunday 19th June.
The event will start with a guided walk through the meadow with a wildlife expert from DWT, and then back at the Centre the children will choose their paint and plaster cast wildlife design to create and take home.
Children can create moulds and paint them
Local wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer, Phil Anslow, will be leading the event. He will create the moulds and then the children can peel off the latex to reveal their butterfly, dragonfly or caterpillar before painting their masterpiece.
Explore the fantastic 'small' wildlife at Lorton Meadows
Phil said, “I come to Lorton meadows regularly to photograph dragonflies, damselfies and the small wildlife which can be found there – I am always amazed at the variety of flies and spiders that live at Lorton! At this event I will also show the children some fantastic up-close shots I’ve taken, in the hope that it will inspire them to pay close attention to the little insects around us.”
More information about the event...
The event will be held in two sessions, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
The Centre has a range of Organic and Fairtrade teas and coffees, with a selection of Dorset sweet treats. With the picnic area and children’s wildlife play-trail, families are invited to spend the day at Lorton after the Casts of Lorton event.
Lorton Meadows nature reserve is open all year round with free parking. The Conservation Centre is open from April – September 10am -5pm Wednesday-Sunday during school term time and 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday during summer school holidays.
For more information about this event, and to book phone 01305 816546. Lorton Meadows is on Lorton Lane, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QH.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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