International Biodiversity Day: The Big Picnic

22-May-2010 - 22-May-2010

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and FWAG would like to invite you to celebrate this event by joining a very "BIG picnic" being held on the International Day of Biodiversity.

The "Biodiversity In Gloucestershire" picnic is being held on the top of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common between 12.30pm - 3.30pm on Saturday 22 May.  Organised by FWAG and its partner organisations including Cheltenham Borough Council, Natural England, and the Friends of Leckhampton Common to name a few, the event will be relaxed and informal with guided walks along the Cotswold Way, opportunities to try some dry stone walling, face painting and meet the cattle that graze the common.  There will be music from a local band and beer from a local brewery on sale.  And if you can stay on the common until early evening, up to 20 hot air balloons will be taking off from the nearby rugby field, creating a magnificent spectacle and conclusion to the event. 

The aim of the afternoon is to think about the biodiversity around us, celebrate what is there and recognise the importance of protecting it for future generations. 

Picnic particpants are encouraged to bring food sourced locally and to walk, cycle, bus or car share to the event.   

The BIG picnic is free of charge to attend although a donation to FWAG will assist us to give free advice on how to save biodiversity across Gloucestershire.

For more information contact Jenny Phelps, email jenny.phelps@fwag.org.uk, tel 01452 627487