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Have a wild time in Newcastle

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Learn how to identify birds, like this coal tit, at the Secret Garden event

Busy cities may not seem like the obvious place to explore wildlife.

But the team from ERIC (Environmental Records Information Centre North East) are urging people to join them at Scotswood Natural Community Garden in Newcastle to do just that.

A Secret Garden event will be held on February 18 from 10am-2pm. There will be a range of activities taking place throughout the day, including the chance to build bumblebee and insect homes, learn how to construct honey bee hives, make natural honey lip balm, be taught how to identify garden birds and make bird feeders.

Katherine Pinnock, ERIC North East co-ordinator, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to discover more about the amazing wildlife which is on their doorstep.

“The variety of activities we have planned aim to educate people about the importance of encouraging wildlife to thrive in our area.”

ERIC North East is based at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle and aims to inspire more people in the region to take an interest in and record the wildlife they see around them.

The event is suitable for all, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch, wrap up warm and wear appropriate clothing.

The event is free but booking is essential on (0191) 222 5158 or email to find out more.

Meet at Scotswood Natural Community Garden, John Marley Centre, Whickham View, Scotswood, Newcastle, NE15 6TT.




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