Ponds on TV

We had a very exciting July, which included a visit from Justin Rowlatt, environment correspondent for the BBC.  After a very late night filming, we think we impressed him with our fabulous ponds and hope that the project will feature on BBC breakfast soon – we will let you know if it does.

Pond trainee’s being interviewed by Justin Rowlatt from the BBC

Now we have had a taste of fame, we are getting ready to produce our own project film with Rural Media.  We want to make sure that this shows all the great work put in by our volunteers and the support we have had from landowners too.  The details are just being sorted but we will be in touch soon to get everyone involved.  We couldn’t do the project without you, so we want to make sure you are all included.

Volunteer Pond Surveying

After a much delayed start our volunteers are out surveying ponds and we are really enjoying seeing their results, learning about sites we haven’t yet visited and always hoping for an exciting find while they are there.

Summer Holiday Fun

The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Wildplay team are running some Ice Age Family Fun days at Birches Farm Nature Reserve, near Kington, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July.  The free sessions include pond dipping, and ice age trail and ice age crafts.  Booking essential via https://www.herefordshirewt.org/events

Ice Age Trail in Hereford

From Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st July you can take part in our Ice Age Trail around Hereford.  Start at Hereford Museum and find the clues to our Ice Age Trail and you could win a mammoth prize.  For more details visit: https://www.herefordshirewt.org/events or see our social media pages.

It looks like we will soon be able to meet and greet our volunteers again and say a massive thank you (possibly with cake) to everyone who has continued to support our project both with time and information and lots of patience.  We can’t wait to see you all soon.

Find out more:

To keep up to date with our project, please follow us on instagram (@earth_heritage_trust @herefordshirewildlifetrust ) twitter (@buildingstones @HerefordshireWT) or visit our project blog: https://www.herefordshirewt.org/iceageponds/newsletters-blogs.