This weekend – led by Bob Gilbert – is not just for plant or natural history enthusiasts but anyone who wants to have a deeper relationship with their environment.
The activities explore the theme of ‘experiencing our environment’. Based around the plants and animals, and the beautiful natural scenery, of Hilfield, it also aims to encourage the idea of ‘looking more deeply’ wherever we might be. Through a range of (short) walks around the various local habitats, and a range of other activities, we will explore our relationship with the natural world and the plants and animals that we share it with; looking at the names we have given them, the stories we have attached to them, the uses, medical and magical, that we have put them to. We will be using all our senses to help us appreciate in a number of different ways, the wonder that is, everywhere, all around us.