Ninety young people from Hawley Primary School came out to explore Hawley Meadows last week. They had a lovely sunny day learning about river beasties with Laura, life-cycles with Phil from Yateley and rivers with me. I showed them historic photos of Hawley Meadows, and they worked out that over 60% of the river was suspiciously straight and man-made, as part of the river diversion when they built the Blackwater Valley Road. They had a great time, with some random surprise running around the meadow thrown in for good measure. One of our students Dannie had a go at teaching the 3rd class, and went down very well with the young people (photo).
Also Laura rescued a hedgehog in our yard who was tangled round wire, and carefully rehomed him (photo).