Friends were out supporting National Trust this week as NT ran a variety of exciting activities for children. Our gazebo and mobile Discovery Zone provided lots of interest not just to children but also to lots of other visitors. The Dormouse Maze was a popular as ever and we had greater than normal participation in our Treasure Hunt (perhaps due to our new range of exciting presents that could be won!). We took a very reasonable amount of money through the Treasure Hunt, Book sales, and donations although as usual the biggest reward was the enjoyment of the many children who also learnt a little bit about the wildlife of Box Hill.
An unusual view of wildlife was on an oak tree in the main car park where amid all the noise and bustle of a very full car park a nuthatch calmly flew in and out of a hole in the tree feeding it’s young.