Fascinated visitors to a village’s celebration of the natural world helped raise £1,500 for an important community facility.
The cash was raised at Long Clawson’s fourth ‘Summer of Wildlife’ event, which had the theme ‘Living landscapes - Wildlife challenges. It featured presentations from experts, the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and the chance to enjoy a ploughman’s supper.
The money will be used for various projects at the Village Hall.
One of the highlights of the event was a question and answer session held by Stephen Moss, one of Britain’s leading nature writers and broadcasters, and Dr Rob Lambert, an environmental historian from the University of Nottingham.
Moira Hart, one of the organisers said: “This has again proved to be a very popular village event which was a complete sell-out with 140 people attending.
“We are indebted to the generosity of our sponsors and to those who donated raffle prizes.
“Our speakers have once again provided us with an entertaining and informative evening about our native wildlife.”