An estimated 250-300 visitors braved the traffic and the heat to thoroughly enjoy themselves at our event yesterday!
Many thanks to everyone who came to support us, from all of the visitors to invited guests and project partners New Forest District Council (brilliant game!), Wessex Water (nice invasive animal display, particularly the “lobsters” – or signal crayfish to the initiated!), and the Trusts own New Forest Non-Native Plant Project. Thanks also to “Walking Picnics” who looked after the refreshments on sale in the classroom and must have done a good job because they virtually sold out despite the heat! Regular visitors will be pleased to hear that they will be trialling a “pop up café” in the centre this winter – details to follow nearer the time.
But, back to yesterday, thanks are particularly due to our, as always, amazing volunteers who did so much to make our jobs easier and all of our visitors experiences so special and memorable on the day. We couldn’t have done it without you and we hope you are not too frazzled or sunburnt today!
Today all there is left to show for it are a few slices of birthday cake in the staff kitchen and a whole load of wellies drying out post river dip:
Given that a picture says a thousand words (apparently) here is an entire essay capturing the essence of the day – all pictures by volunteer Rex Waygood: