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In pictures: Wild About the Wensum

Visitors to Wild About the Wensum meet Jelly (Photo: Claire Borley)

Thousands of people visited the annual Wild About The Wensum event at Pensthorpe to learn about the wildlife on their doorstep. Photos: Claire Borley

Jelly and Martin Barber from BBC Norfolk (photo: Claire Borley)

Jelly, star presenter of CBeebies' The Green Balloon Club, talked to the local media about why we should all learn about wildlife.

People crossing a bridge at Pensthorpe (photo: Claire Borley)

Wild About the Wensum aimed to encourage people of all ages to get back to nature and learn how to enjoy and help it.

Boy with apple on his head (photo: Claire Borley)

All that learning was hungry work! Fortunately William Tell wasn't making a visit to the reserve on this occassion.

Jelly from CBeebies kissing a fan

Jelly got the chance to meet her adoring fans and made plenty of new friends. Some were even lucky enough to get a kiss.

Jelly from CBeebies talking to a fan

Jelly took time to sit down with hundreds of her fans during the day to discuss how important and fun it is to learn about nature.

Jelly and two young fans (photo: Claire Borley)

Jelly enjoyed getting the chance to talk about her favourite types of wildlife. "I love flappy-feeted puffins and velvety-moles," she said.

Crowds at Wild About the Wensum at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve (photo: Claire Borley)

The Wensum Valley is designated as a Special Area for Conservation (SAC) by the European Union and Natural England.

Boy with painted face (photo: Claire Borley)

There were plenty of attractions to keep people of all ages amused, including animal inspired face-painting.

Jelly from CBeebies sniffing a flower (photo: Claire Borley)

Jelly had a great time at Pensthorpe. "It is really important to care for nature and our environment, because it is SO amazing," she said.



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