A gathering of experts- June 2015

On June 14th the sun came out and we were wonderfully supported for our open afternoon by speakers including archaeologist Emily Hathaway from the  Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, Mike Williams from the West Midlands branch of Butterfly Conservation and Gert Corfield, RSPB bird surveyor whose blog entries and fantastic photos on this website you may already be familiar with.
We were delighted to be joined leading walks by Caroline Corsie from The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Smite Farm and John Tilt, manager of the Grafton Wood nature reserve jointly owned by the Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation. Sarah Corfield was also present representing the Artrix, Bromsgrove’s arts and theatre venue.
Much needed strawberries and cream followed farm walks, while our canvas marquee with hay bales, bubbles and a huge collaborative painting meant the children didn’t want to go home.

Close-up from section of collaborative painting