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Milton Keynes’ First Ever Festival of Nature Launches

22nd June, 2017

As part of the ongoing celebrations for Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday, we have partnered with Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust and Milton Keynes Natural History Society to present the city’s first ever Festival of Nature.

Festival of Nature will run across Milton Keynes between 1 – 8 July 2017. It will offer a dedicated programme of activities to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring nature found in Milton Keynes’ green space.

Events will be available for people of all ages to enjoy, with highlights including Nature Day at Howe Park Wood on Saturday 1st July. Attendees will be able to take part in a variety of activities including guided walks, nature stalls, children's activities, pond dipping and bug hunting.

Another event not to be missed is the Canal Wildlife Challenge on Saturday 8 July. Participants can join the Canal & River Trust to explore the wildlife on the Grand Union Canal, take part in a wildlife walk, and help to construct a bug hotel to encourage more wildlife to the area.

Meanwhile, on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July, the Wildlife Trust will be running a special nature zone in intu Milton Keynes, where people can find out all about the wildlife in their area.

Julie Dawes, Events & Community Engagement Manager for The Parks Trust, said: “We’re incredibly excited about the city’s first Festival of Nature. Many people perhaps don’t realise the huge variety of birds, animals, insects and other wildlife that can be found across our beautiful city. This week will therefore be a great opportunity for people to find out more about the creatures and plants we may see every day, and those that are a little rarer.

“We love holding events like this as they really encourage people to get out and about, and engage with both ourselves, and the landscapes around us.”