Our presence at the Food Festival on Sunday 7th of September was a great success.
It took quite a while to set up the stand this year, as we had a lot of different exhibits to attract peoples attention. After a slow start, things started to liven up and the stall was well attended throughout the day thereafter.
Setting up and a steady flow of visitors.
The star of the day was ‘George’ the Crayfish, who attracted both young and old alike.
It was a little surprising how many people were aware that they are a pest, but had never really seen one, close up. Mike also brought a Coracle along, which can be seen behind the fish tank.
George the Crayfish in his tank.
Another great attraction was the display of river bugs, provided by Lisa from the Severn River Trust and this again was enjoyed by both the young and old visitors.
Lisa shows some river bugs to the children.
Our display of information on river wildlife and plants was enhanced this year with some posters that had been created by the children at Penygloddfa School. The children are undertaking projects on maintaining a better river environment and the posters reflected their feelings on this theme.
The information board and some of the Penygloddfa School posters.
This year, Tilde carried out 2 very successful Nature Walks which again proved very popular and were well attended. I showed my video of the river, which was watched and enjoyed by a number of visitors.
As usual, we had a wildlife quiz which was closely contested.
The winner, with 43 points was Mike Waller, but he very generously declined his prize and requested that it be given to the runners up, who were Anne & Mike Allen, with 31 points.
The answers to the quiz are shown below…
Answers to the RSC 2014 Food Festival Quiz.
Finally, I am sure that our Secretary, Mike Davies, would wish to thank all of those Members who gave up their time to make this event the success that it was. The weather was very kind to us and we had a great day out.
Oh – and many thanks to Judi for providing those delicious home grown apples and grapes!