Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
After the success of ‘Beautiful Birds’ and ‘Brilliant Bats’ a new series of free events will explore the Hidden Heritage of the Gaywood River.
Friday 1 June, Friday 27 July, and Friday 3 August - Discover the wildlife of the Gaywood River – 10:30am-noon
Children of all ages can come along to these free sessions of fun craft activities. Led by the Norfolk Rivers Trust and Norfolk Wildlife Trust, participants will find out about the wildlife that lives in the river, and create something to take home.
Friday 1 June – Buzzing Bees – 10am or 1pm
Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust as they explore the insects of the Gaywood River. In this two-hour session their experts will help junior wildlife enthusiasts find and identify butterflies and bees. Participants will also make a seed bomb to start their very own wildflower meadow.
Friday 27 July – Feed the Birds – 10am or 1pm
Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust as they explore the birds of the Gaywood River. In this session their experts will help youngsters find and identify garden birds. Participants will also make a bird feeder to take home.
Friday 3 August – Fantastic Minibeasts – 10am or 1pm
Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust for two hours at either of these sessions, to explore the minibeasts of the Gaywood River. Participants will make a bug home to take home.
There is no need to book for any of these activities, simply meet behind the gravel overflow car park at Alive Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn, PE30 2NB.
Hidden Heritage of the Gaywood River is a £210,000 project to enhance a former landfill site at Lynnsport, made possible by a National Lottery grant of nearly £94,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The aim of the project is to create a new disabled-access footpath through the site, and to turn the site into wooded parkland with a wildflower meadow. Planting will increase the biodiversity of the area. The Norfolk Rivers Trust are also planning work to the river to include the installation of a pond-dipping platform. Interpretation panels and benches will also be installed. A series of events and activities will also help local residents explore the history and significance of the river.
While £94,000 is being provided by the HLF, thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players, the remaining project costs will be met by funding from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Norfolk Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.