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Native species are neat!

Native Species Fortnight (22 August – 4 September) explores British animals – including birds, butterflies, bats, bees and other bugs – and the native plants which they rely on for food and habitats. Experts from the Reading & District Natural History Society, Berkshire Ornithological Club, Upper Thames Butterfly Conservation Society and Pang Valley Volunteers will share useful knowledge and tips.

Each day will feature a different programme of talks, workshops and activities, carefully devised by Living Rainforest staff to share their passion for nature conservation with the visiting public.

In addition to daily talks led by conservation experts, ‘Native Species Fortnight’ includes daily children’s activities, crafts and workshops such as Honey Tasting, Insect Netting, Make Your Own Pond and Make a Bird Feeder.

Each visitor attending an Explore Conservation summer event will also be eligible to enter a Special Prize Draw with the chance to win a ‘Keeper Encounter’ at the Living Rainforest, worth £80.

Visitors to the Living Rainforest pay once and receive an Annual Ticket. Explore Conservation summer events are free-of-charge with normal admission, so summer at the Living Rainforest is both fun and affordable.

For a detailed list of Native Species Fortnight events, or the whole ‘Explore Conservation’ summer programme, visit

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