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Cornwall Wildlife Festival 26 May at Mt Pleasant Eco Park

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s annual Wildlife Celebration takes on a whole new look this year with a one day free festival at Mount Pleasant Eco Park at Porthtowan.

Photo by Jeremy Northcott courtesy Cornwall Wildlife Trust The festival is from 12 noon to 8pm on Bank Holiday Sunday 26 May, and everyone can join in this naturally wild day and celebrate our wildlife and wild places with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

There will be wildlife workshops throughout the day, wildlife advice, foraging, forest school, live music, street food, birds of prey from Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, bird-ringing demonstrations with the Cornwall BTO, wild art, forest schools, wildlife camera kits, and photography activities and even welly-wanging.

Carolyn Cadman, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s chief executive said: “We created this festival to celebrate our wildlife, and remind ourselves how important it is. Having a thriving natural environment helps us to be more active, feel less stressed, and improves our all-round health.”

She continued: “I’ll be bringing my young family and hope to explore the coastal Eco-Park as well as trying out some of the wildlife workshops we’re running”.

A highlight will be the fun children’s wildlife parade at 3.00pm, when we are asking all our young visitors to get creative and dress up as any woodland animal or plant, bug or marine creature and parade with us around this wonderful site in their best wildlife-themed outfit. Face painting and some outfits are available.

Join us for the day and meet local wildlife celebrities Sophie Pavelle, wildlife presenter and Youth Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts who will be showing people how to create media-friendly Instagram stories in the wild, and award-winning film-maker Ian McCarthy, who will be signing his new book.

To find out more check out www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/events and follow Cornwall Wildlife Trust on Facebook to see more details about the festival. Supported by South West Water.

Entry to the whole event is free and dogs are allowed on leads, with a mini fun dog show for our four-legged friends. Camping and glamping is available. For more details please contact Mount Pleasant Eco Park direct via their website at www.mpecopark.co.uk

Mount Pleasant Eco Park has been developed over the last 18 years as a unique community resource set within 42 acres of organic farmland. The Eco Park is a venue for many local events and also provides high quality workspace for local businesses and organic growing space for local people.

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