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Denbighshire hosts event for Wales Nature Week

Nature lovers have taken part in an open day in Ruthin.

Denbighshire County Council, along with Bionet, the Wales Biodiversity Partnership and The Friends of Nantclwyd y Dre, hosted the event on June 9 in Nantclwyd y Dre, Ruthin, with 185 people attending.

The open day, held as part of Wales Nature Week, included face painting and a showcase of conservation work with talks and activities throughout the day.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire’s lead member for Housing, Regulation and the Environment, said:

“It was great to see so many people attend our nature day at Nantclwyd y Dre.

“As well as inspiring the next generation of conservationists, the event gave families a chance to enjoy the fantastic setting of Nantclwyd y Dre and its gardens.

“Protecting and enhancing the environment is a priority for the Council, and hosting events like this helps spread that message.”

Pupils from Rhos Street School, Ruthin, provided a wildflower Wheel of Fortune during the event to raise awareness of wildflowers, with funds raised put towards the Glasdir Living Classroom, a partnership project between the school and Denbighshire Countryside Service.