Children dip in to boost wildlife

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YOUNGSTERS in Scarborough enjoyed some fun in the sun after Dell-ving into a feast of wildlife adventures.

The children were joined by their parents at Eastfield Dell to find out about the local environment, with stories, crafts and pond dipping keeping everyone entertained.

The Dell-ve into Nature project, funded by Natural England, has already helped create new paths, ponds and a boardwalk with wildflower meadows and new trees in the area, and staff from Eastfield Library were also on hand to get into the spirit of the occasion.

David Spencer, a Dell Ranger, hailed the event a great success and said he hoped more people would be enthralled by the beauty of the great outdoors.

He said: “The aim is to introduce people to the natural world by as many different means as possible.

“Whether it is art, slideshows, guided walks or activities, we want to encourage people to try something new and enjoy what’s freely available to everyone.

“There are events and activities booked for the whole year that everyone can join in with and we also have a new interpretation board on-site now where we will be posting details of what’s happening.”

Mr Spencer said they have also created a Facebook group and a new website detailing future events.

He added further work was still to be carried out on the Dell, including new fencing, benches and meadow management and appealed for volunteers to help with the project.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Mr Spencer on 07563 737704.