20 August 2013

Join us to Celebrate with Special Guest Nick Baker

Froglife is celebrating the end of one of our projects and the beginning of a new one with a very special event at the Green Backyard in Peterborough.  Join us on Wednesday the 21st of August with the BBC's Nick Baker at this fantastic community site to mark the conclusion of our Wildlife Ambassadors project.

Funded by Access to Nature, the project recruited Ambassadors from a range of backgrounds including people out of work and looking for new opportunities.  The team transformed habitats across Peterborough, including creating new ponds at the Green Backyard site.  Ambassadors also benefitted from training in a range of skills, from pond creation to reptile surveying and natural crafts.

The family fun day from 11-4pm will involve a range of activities and the chance to meet Nick Baker, a nature presenter and one of the stars of BBC SpringWatch. 

"We are really proud of all the Wildlife Ambassadors and the project team have achieved," said Sam Taylor from Froglife.  "It was an ambitious project and we've met some amazing volunteers, lots of whom have gone on to further volunteering, education and employment."

The project comes to an end as Froglife's Dragon Finder project takes wing.  Featured on BBC Look East on Monday the 19th of August and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project is running in London already with plans afoot for Scotland and along the River Nene. 

A new, free Dragon Finder app has been created to help people get out and about, identifying and reporting their sightings of reptiles and amphibians.