Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, attended the 11th annual Perton Spring Festival at Perton Library
The free community festival, organised by Wild at Perton, was established in 2006 with the aim of improving Perton’s green spaces, engaging more people in conservation and furthering local appreciation for wildlife.
A host of environmental groups had stalls at this year’s event, including South Staffordshire Beekeepers, the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Black Country Geopark, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, the Central Orchid Society, Chillington Divers and the Retired Greyhound Trust.
In addition to the exhibitions and displays which filled the library, attendees also had the chance to try their hand at a range of festival-wide activities, including tree dressing, river dipping, propagating orchids, invertebrate identification and a drawing masterclass.
Gavin said: “It is always such a pleasure to visit Perton Spring Festival and it is no surprise that it has become such a popular and well established event. The huge range of organisations who now get involved each year is incredibly impressive and the festival is a fantastic way to learn more about our natural environment.”