Families learn about conservation at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham

Visitors to Pensthorpe got the chance to look around the Wild about Wensum event - Scoops Owl Rik fr

Visitors to Pensthorpe got the chance to look around the Wild about Wensum event - Scoops Owl Rik from WIng nd a Prayer. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Families explored the wonders of conservation as 'Get wild about the Wensum' returned for its tenth year.

The event, at Pensthorpe Natural Park, featured a host of activities focussed on safeguarding the Wensum Valley.

Exhibitors included, Norfolk Badger Protection Group, wildlife sanctuary Wing and a Prayer, Norfolk Young Farmers, Compassion in World Farming and Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service.

The Wensum is joined by the Tud at Hellesdon and continues to Norwich where it joins as a tributary of the River Yare.

The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust works with partner organisations on projects concerning turtle doves, great cranes and corncrakes - a species of bird whose number has increased two or three-fold since conservation management began in 1993.


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Many migratory species breed at Pensthorpe or forage as they prepare for winter migration.

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