Every spring Wraxall woods are covered in bluebells, campion, stitchwort, primroses and celandine. We have a resident white stag which is often seen rutting in the early mornings, as well as an abundance of other wildlife.
With the support of landlords we want to open up the woods to local children and the community for one exciting Spring day in 2020. Leading up to it, Emerald Ant will work with Dorset Wildlife Trust to engage school children in learning about indigenous plants and the importance of the English Bluebell, (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/citizen-science/bluebell-survey.html). We will then run workshops with children to make headdresses, hand held carnival art and costumes. The community will get involved in making a large scale white willow stag and other animals to head the procession.
The project has already attracted the support of Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we will be looking for funding from local trusts and possibly the Arts Council.
Do you live in Wraxall, Rampisham, Cattistock or Evershot? We invite you to get involved. All are welcome to our regular local meetings. Please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org