People recently turned up to the Avenham Park Pavilion as The RSPB and a Preston City Council Park Ranger were on hand to teach people about birds and wildlife.
The event started at 10am in which people could visit a stand dedicated to bird and wildlife information and speak to a member from the RSPB charity.
Preston City Council Ranger Andy Kennion was also on hand to teach people about bird feeders and give people the opportunity to create their own.
RSPB representative Hugo Charlton-Jones later provided the visitors a guided walk around Avenham Park, in order to provide people with further information about birds and wildlife within the park.
People young and old attended the event throughout the day which lasted until 4pm. Many of the young children were actively involved in making bird feeders whilst parents and members of the public were provided with bird, wildlife and charity information.
Two of the couples who attended the event also furthered their interest in the charity and signed up for a RSPB membership.
RSPB charity representative Hugo Charlton-Jones commented on the event, “We aim to give people an experience and make people more aware of their local environment. We also hope to teach people about birds, general wildlife and their habitats in a way which is both fun and informative.”
Local resident Petra Moffat attended the event with her family and gave her view on the day’s event. “We live close to the park and regularly come to events like this. I think it’s good to take the children along to as it gives them the opportunity to have fun but also to learn about the environment. We really enjoyed today’s event and have all signed up for RSPB memberships after seeing what the charity provides.”
Also speaking about the event was Preston City Council Park Ranger Andy Kennion who said, “The event is all about making full use of the local park and facilities. We aim to create a good experience in which people can have fun and learn. It’s great to work with charities such as the RSPB and we plan to host more events like this one in the future.”
Where the event took place
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Timline of the day’s event
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