Getting a buzz from Paxton Pits family day

WILDLIFE WATCH: Paxton Pits Nature Reserve welcomed 460 people on Sunday (October 9) at its family fun day.

Called Autumn Watch, the day included an activity trail, fossil hunting, pond dipping, making mini-wildlife homes, storytelling, face painting, and a honey bee display.

There was also a special treat for visitors with the chance to help drive a shire horse as it worked on Little Paxton reserve’s arable fields.

The free event was organised by the Friends of Paxton Pits in partnership with the Wildlife Trust, Huntingdonshire District Council and Bardon Aggregates.

Jim Stevenson, HDC’s senior ranger at the reserve, said: “I am amazed at the way in which our volunteers at Paxton Pits consistently produce events of this quality.

“Over 70 volunteers combined to give a super day out to so many parents, grandparents and their children. This is just the way to stimulate the next generation’s interest in the natural world.”