Free summer activities still available!
Frome Town Council continue their series of free activities to help learn more about local wildlife and how you can support biodiversity in fun and interesting ways this summer. Why not book and come along the next event is:
Come Dine with Bee, Thursday 18th August,
The Old Showfield (near Frome Medical Centre), 11.30-13.00
Join our Resilience Officer Jo Morris for a pollinator themed picnic. Some fun research is required before this one as we would like you to include some food that wouldn’t exist without pollinating insects! Jo will chat to you about the importance of pollinating insects and there will be a chance to engage in some fun wildlife themed activities. 75% of all our food crops rely on pollination. Some examples include apricots, cashew nuts, figs, tomatoes, kiwi fruits and oranges.
Pond dipping and wildlife mapping, The Roundhouse, Welshmill
Monday 22nd August, 10.30 – 12.00
Thursday 25th August, 11.00 – 12.30
Join our Resilience Officer Jo Morris to investigate the wildlife at the new pond in Welshmill. Try out some pond-dipping methods, learn about amphibians and explore the variety of insects and their larva in and around the pond. There’ll also be a chance to find out about the Community Wildlife Mapping project and how you can get involved.
Frome Town Council are encouragaing the community to use Seek by iNaturalist, an app that you can download onto your phone or tablet, and learn the species of any insect/plant instantly just by taking a photo of it.
Previous events include the Big Butterfly Count and Wildlife Mapping session. This fun and interactive session was an engaging afternoon to demonstrate to families how to take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count and to support our own Frome Community Wildlife Mapping project.
This session informed families on actions we can take to help wildlife in our gardens, balconies, and communal green spaces. There was also time to connect with nature through art, mindfulness and play.
FTC’s Marketing Intern Marella Jefferies commented that the afternoon was full of “curiosity, engagement and fun. The families involved had a wildlife-filled afternoon and enjoyed surveying insects and plants using Seek by iNaturalist”.