BIGGER, BETTER, WILDER - Festival of Nature

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Image credit: Jon Criag

Join us this weekend at the Festival of Nature on Bristol's Harbourside - bigger, better and wilder than ever before on June 14 and 15. Come say hello to staff and volunteers (both in and out of animal costumes) plus baby eels are at the Trust's marquee in the Amphitheatre.

Trust highlights include:

• Challenging yourself with the Wildlife Obstacle Course
• Playing the eel game
• Watching live elvers (baby eels)
• Singing along with Poco Drom
• Getting your face painted with a wildlife theme

Plus visitors can see the world premiere of Wild Avon, filmed by some of the world's best cameramen for Avon Wildlife Trust, on the giant screen in Millennium Square.

The weekend public event follows the Schools Day on Friday, where children will discover more about the fascinating and secret lives of eels and the challenges they face from a four-thousand mile crossing from the Sargasso Sea, to flood defences, weirs, locks and natural predators.

Discover the wildlife and wild places in and around Bristol, find out about the Trust's work to create wildlife corridors and connectivity within a living landscape.

Learn about the Trust's latest nature reserve Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock - an ambitious project to transform a derelict former sports ground on Bristol's Portway within the Avon Gorge into a wildlife haven.

Find out about the work the Trust does to inspire people through education and community projects such as Wild Schools, Feed Bristol and Communities and Nature.

It is the latest in a series of Festival of Nature events, organised through the Bristol Natural History Consortium, including the first ever Wild About Chew and Bath Goes Wild. The itinerary also includes family days, walks, high-profile and celebrity speakers, bio-blitzes and community events.

For more events details see and festival of and @festofnature @avonwt.

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