On Saturday 14th July 200 local people descended upon Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Magor Marsh Nature Reserve to enjoy an afternoon of activities for all the family. 17 of the people who came had never been to the Gwent Levels before so it was the perfect occasion to get submerged in the fascinating history and heritage of this special landscape. The day was a celebration of Gwent Levels heritage and traditions and saw people taking part in a range of hands-on activity from pond-dipping for extraordinary reen life, meadow sweeping for interesting buglife, weaving withy cranes out of willow, lave net fisheries training with inflatable sharks, face painting, print making and enjoying delicious homemade cakes!
Perhaps the undisputed hero of the day was Rudi the otter whose cheeky personality captivated audiences all afternoon long as he dived in out of the trousers and blouse of his equally captivating keeper Daphne Neville from the UK Wild Otter Trust!
This was one of a number of family events which are part of our annual calendar of seasonal events so keep checking our events page for more chances to get involved with the wonderful and fascinating world of Gwent Levels heritage!