View of Church in the background and festival stalls in the foreground

Wildlife at the canal festival

The Cotswold Canals Connected held their Spring Fair at Stonehouse Court Hotel and I agreed a while back to help out with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust stall.

Pete and Anna had already set up the stall with displays about the role GWT is playing in the canal restoration to ensure biodiversity net gain.

It was a good opportunity to talk with the public about the improvements that will be seen along the canal over the next couple of years.

Wildlife Trust stall with photo dispays
Wildlife Trust Stall
Close up of a cut-leaf beech
A cut-leaf-beech

John from the Arboricultural Association set up stall next to ours. I had some tree inspection training from there a couple of years ago.

He is super passionate about trees and I take every opportunity to go on one of his tree walks. Happily he did one today around the hotel grounds. Some fine examples including an arrangement of cut-leaf beech and birch.

We were given a delicious lunch of Moroccan Soup. Around 1.30, I made my way over to Rodborough Village Hall for the AGM of the Stroud Wildlife Survey Group. I was presenting a segment on the GWT canal project which the group had done many surveys for over the last year. A good opportunity to review feedback and plan this year’s activities.

I also presented the Griffiths Avenue potential project which I came across the other day. There was a lot of interest so I will pursue more with the team to see if we can make it happen.

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