Sunday saw the first hedgehog day in Witney Oxfordshire, organised by Hugh Warwick. A day where people came together to celebrate all things hedgehog and spread the word on how you can make the place you live hedgehog friendly.
It was a great chance for me to meet up again with Kyra and Sophie from Hedgehog Friendly Town
They had brought along their Biodiversity Tumble tower which shows quite clearly that our whole ecosystem can come crashing down at anytime if we carry on taking important pieces away.
Please take a moment to check out the fantastic work Kyra and Sophie do.
Straight after the Hedgehog day finished, we dashed over to Abingdon to the Wilderland Festival.
The festival is the UK’s first touring wildlife film festival. Tour dates
The evening comprised of a series of short films put together and hosted by zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice. Most of the films highlighted the struggles that our wildlife faces and were quite hard hitting at times.
The films included A place for Penguins, Person of the Forest, Flamboyant, Blood Island, Big Booom, Keeper of the Call, A Voice above Nature, Living with Snow Leopards and Spirit of the Mountains.
Monday morning was an exciting and early start for me.
I had been invited to spend the day with the crew on set, while they filmed some of Ben Garrod’s new series.
I’m at the beginning of a Media and editing course, and the day gave me a great insight in to the job roles of each person involved and how filming is put together.
Finally, back home, last night I visited a local Cub Scout group and gave them a talk about discovering their local patch.
They are participating in the Scout’s ‘A Million Hands’ programme, working towards achieving their Community Impact Staged Activity Badge.
As they are concentrating on ‘Protecting our environment’ theme we plants some conkers and acorns, while talking about the problems with plastics and peat.
I was really impressed by how much they already knew and how hard they have been working.