Join Back On Our Map for a series of eight FREE activities and learn more about nature and wildlife. Attend three or more sessions and receive a John Muir award certificate. No experience necessary. Lots of fun for all the family. Ages 5 + must be accompanied by an adult. All sessions begin 11am and finish at 1pm.

Friday 28th July – Nature Discovery Day – Lend a hand and help us complete a Bioblitz of the site. Learn more about different plants, insects and birds that call Allotment Soup their home.

Wednesday 2nd August – Flutter ByJoin this Butterfly themed event and help the BOOM team pot on cowslips to support the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly and create your own butterfly mask.

Thursday 11th August – Grow Your Own Greens – Use upcycled materials to make your own windowsill salad leaf box.

Wednesday 16th August – Square Root – Learn how the BOOM team use square transects to survey different plants and butterflies that can be found on Barrow Slag Banks.

Saturday 19th August – Awesome Aspen – Help the BOOM team with locally rare Aspen trees and create your own leaf character artwork

Wednesday 23rd August – Bug B&B’s – Make a mini beast hotel to take home and discover bugs and beasts on the Allotment Soup site.

Wednesday 30th August – Wonderful Watercolours – Get creative and join a botanical watercolour lesson and learn more about rare local plant species.

Friday 1st September – Let’s Celebrate! – Final event and opportunity to receive your John Muir certificate. Refreshments provided.

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