Houlton hosted a ‘Really Wild Adventure’ for local families last weekend, with the help of special guest, Mike Dilger.
We welcomed over 80 children and parents to join the free activities on Bank Holiday Monday, exploring Houlton’s ecological habitats with The One Show’s wildlife presenter, Mike Dilger, and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
The children took part in nature-inspired games and activities, including a bug hunt across several green areas in the development, as well as enjoying educational presentations from Mike Dilger and experts throughout the day.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the onsite ecology team also surprised us with the addition of an aquarium, featuring Great Crested Newts, frogs and toads, offering us and the children the chance to get up close and personal with some of the creatures.
The Really Wild Adventure club comes as part of our unique environmental plan which includes the creation of extensive green spaces, ponds, wildlife corridors and ecological habitats throughout the development.
In an effort to help preserve and encourage wildlife here in Houlton, the programme will also see a conservation initiative to protect the Great Crested Newts and their natural habitat, as well as a ‘hedgehog highway’ project to help address a rapid decline in population of the species nationally. You can read more about our hedgehog highways here.
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