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Reserve celebrates with family funtime




Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: The Hisscott and Clayton Families ready for some bug catching ANL-150824-004034009
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: The Hisscott and Clayton Families ready for some bug catching ANL-150824-004034009

A celebration of the last three and a half years of the successful project to buy and create a nature reserve at Knettishal Heath was staged on Sunday.

The summer fair attracted around 500 people who enjoyed a taste of the opportunities available at the heath which was purchased by Suffolk Wildlife Trust through Heritage Lottery Funding in 2012.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: Duncan Kinahan (4) doing an archaeological dig ANL-150824-004108009
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: Duncan Kinahan (4) doing an archaeological dig ANL-150824-004108009

The funding of £720,000 plus £100,000 the trust raised and a private bequest enabled the purchase to go ahead.

On Sunday families enjoyed expert led guided walks, a mini beast hunt, river dipping and archeological digs plus the Geocache trail finding hidden wildlife on the reserve.

There was also a wide range of stalls in the meadow including local craft and heritage items, leather work, wood whittling and wildlife photography.

The Diss Spinners and Weavers put on a display and there were home made cakes and savouries.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: Connor White (9) enjoying the day ANL-150824-004012009
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair''Pictured: Connor White (9) enjoying the day ANL-150824-004012009

Samantha Gay, reserve ranger, said: “There was a really nice atmosphere and an opportunity to get our wildlife message across and show people how valuable the reserve is.”

Miss Gay also paid tribite to the 60 volunteers who support the reserve’s daily activities and who helped on the day.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair ANL-150824-004046009
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Summer Fair ANL-150824-004046009


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