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Spring has sprung at Queenswood Country Park!

It’s been a long wait, but spring is finally here and how better to celebrate than with a visit to Queenswood Country Park.

Herefordshire Council’s countryside rangers have planned a range of different events to enable you to appreciate and find out more about the flora and wildlife on our doorstep.

Throughout the Easter holidays (Friday 11 April to Sunday 27 April) you can take part in the Extraordinary Egg Trail, where you will find out about all sorts of creatures and the eggs they lay.  The forms cost £2 and will be available from the Queenswood National Trust shop.

On Saturday 12 April you can join a photography workshop from 10am to 12pm with head ranger Trevor Hulme, who is also a professionally qualified photographer, who will be offering some photographic tips and techniques at a time when the early spring flowers should be at their most colourful.  The workshop costs £4 and is bookable by contacting Trevor on 01432 260238 or thulme@herefordshire.gov.uk.

On Sunday 4 May and Sunday 1 June, there will be wild flower forays between 11am and 12pm.  Although Queenswood is known for its exotic trees, it also has a stunning display of wildflowers and countryside ranger Paul Ratcliffe will be on hand to point out some great displays of Primrose and Wood Anemone, whilst helping you to discover some of the country park’s rarer and more secretive jewels.  The forays are free with no need to book and will start promptly at 11am behind the National Trust shop.

You can also find out about the great variety of feathered friends at Queenswood by joining Trevor on his Queenswood birds guided walk on Sunday 11 May from 9am to 11am.  The walk is free but booking is essential to help manage numbers, so please contact Trevor on 01432 260238 or thulme@herefordshire.gov.uk to reserve your place.

To find out more about the spring events, please visit www.facebook.com/QueenswoodCountryPark or www.herefordshire.gov.uk/queenswood.

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