600 gather to celebrate spring in Ipswich woodland
- Credit: Ipswich Wildlife Group
More than 600 attended a spring gathering in an Ipswich woodland to celebrate spring.
Large crowds gathered for Sping Wood Day, held in the wood east of Belstead.
The event was organised by Ipswich Wildlife Group and the Friends of Belstead Brook Park along with the Greenways Countryside Project aimed to encourage local families to come out and enjoy the beautiful Spring Wood with its bluebells and other wildflowers.
James Baker, Greenways Countryside project manager, said: “We want more local people to experience the beauty of Spring Wood at this time of year, and appreciate all the work that our volunteers do to make the site so special.”
During the day, visitors could take part in four guided walks, a tree themed ‘Poetree’ walk, Maypole dancing, woodland sketching, face painting, making rush rafts and willow crowns as well as learn about local wildlife from groups and experts and lots more.
Cake and Revolution Women’s Institute group prepared delicious cakes for the participants.
25 local musicians, singers and artists provided live music as well as tribal dancing performance.