Calne Pocket Park hosted a successful Wildlife Day to launch its Art Trail, which runs throughout the summer. Wiltshire Bee Centre had a stall selling honey, soap, candles and also had information and activities for people to explore. Gardeners had the chance to swap their surplus produce for something different or others could take some for a donation. Calne Central had a cake stall to raise money for youth projects in the town and tea and coffee were also available.

Children were given the opportunity to paint a stone – these will be displayed in the Pocket Park –and to help build a bug palace supported by the Calne River Warriors. At the launch of the trail was launched with the presentation, by the Mayor Cllr Robert Merrick, of medals to three children who had already completed the hunt.

Aimed at children from five-11 the trail can be completed anytime in the next six weeks, with finishers getting a sustainably produced wooden medal. A second Wildlife Day will be held on August 22 at 11am. The trail is available from the pocket park at any time and contains details of how to get your medal – it takes about an hour. Children should be accompanied by an adult.