Have some wild time this summer!
This year’s Wales Biodiversity Week runs from Saturday, 4 to Sunday, 12 June
with lots of events taking place in Flintshire to celebrate it.
In North East Wales, “My Wild Time” will be launched – a campaign to get people
reconnecting with nature. My Wild Time is about finding your wild side by
getting outside and noticing the world around us, it will run alongside our
county Events programmes.
It couldn’t be easier to get involved, so join the campaign #mywildtime.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor
Bernie Attridge, said:
“Our biodiversity team here in Flintshire is passionate about wildlife and
nature and want as many people as possible to get involved. It’s unbelievable
to hear that some children aged 8-12, recently surveyed by TV channel Eden,
believed cows hibernate in winter, recognised a dalek but not an owl and
thought grey squirrels are native to this country. We see statistics like 64%
of children play outside less than once a week but there’s more evidence than
ever to support the benefits of spending time in nature and unstructured wild
play for children.”
Flintshire County Council Biodiversity Officer, Sarah Slater, who is organising
the campaign in Flintshire, said:
“Our campaign is running the whole of the summer, you can upload photos of you
having wild time at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NEWBioNet/ or
twitter account @NEWBioNet using #mywildtime.
“Upload a photo during Wales Biodiversity week 4-12 June and we’ll send you
some Wales Biodiversity Week merchandise (one per person while stocks last).
Just send us an email at email@example.com with the link to your
tweet or facebook post and include your postal address.”
If you run a class or a group why not get involved and move it outside
Playgroup at the park, Art in the allotment, the possibilities are endless. Get
in touch, we’ll help you promote your event through our facebook page and any
local contacts we have.
Some of the fantastic events running through Wales Biodiversity Week in North
East Wales are listed below:
3 – 6 June: Loggfest Loggerheads Country Park, nr Mold, Denbighshire
Family fun festival of great music, food & drink. For more information visit
5 - 11 of June: Wrexham Walking Festival www.walksinwrexham.com
Tuesday 7 June 11am: Flintshire Green Gym. Meet at Leadmills Rugby pitch Mold,
some physical habitat management and wildflower planting, Wear appropriate
clothing and wellies, tools and gloves will be provided.
Thursday 9 June 10am: Pilates in the plants. Come and enjoy Pilates in the
beautiful surroundings of Plas Newydd, Llangollen. All levels welcome. No
equipment needed. Booking essential by Friday 3 June. This event is weather
dependent. Meet at the standing stones.
Thursday 9 June 2pm: Tai chi under the trees. Wepre Park Come along and try out
Tai chi in the gorgeous Wepre Park Country Park, Connahs Quay, Booking
essential by Friday 3rd June. This event is weather dependent, Meet at the
Thursday 9 June 3:45-5:15pm: Afterschool Mini Adventures Loggerheads Country
Park. Explore and learn about the natural world with the Warden at Loggerheads
Country Park activities will include river dipping to discover the amazing
wildlife living in the river, making bee homes to help these vital insects,
collecting leaves and getting creative and investigating the secret world of
Thursday 9 June 8:30 – 10pm: Nightlife at Moel Famau Meet: Coed Moel Famau Car
Park /SJ 174 613 A walk through the forest and out into the moorland at dusk
-to see what animals we might find in the country park at night. We should see
bats, owls and moths, and perhaps even the elusive nightjar. Please Book at
01352 810586 / 614.
For further information, contact Sarah Slater on either 01352 703263 or
07968016884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see Flintshire
Countryside Events 2016 brochure available on our website.
If #mywildtime has given you taste for the outdoors then check out some more
brilliant activities below:
The Wildlife Trusts 30 days wild in June
The BBCs summer of wildlife – get your pack at
The National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 113/4