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Jelly goes wild in the Wensum
By Martin Barber
BBC Norfolk

Jelly from the CBeebies' Green Balloon Club talks to BBC Norfolk's Martin Barber

Jelly explains why we should all get involved in nature

Jelly, star reporter of CBeebies' Green Balloon Club, was the special guest at Wild About the Wensum on Saturday, 16 May, 2009.

The event, hosted by the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust near Fakenham, offered thousands of people the opportunity to learn more about nature.

"You just can't believe how much amazing stuff there is to see... it's so precious," said Jelly.

"We need to take care and look after it," she added.

The Wild About the Wensum event, organised by the River Wensum Initiative, promoted the natural conservation work needed to protect the Wensum Valley.

"Wild About the Wensum is for the whole family and is a great opportunity to celebrate the natural history and heritage of the Wensum Valley," said Tim Nevard, trustee of the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust.

The Wensum Valley has been designated as a Special Area for Conservation (SAC) by the European Union and Natural England and relies on events such as Wild About the Wensum, to help conserve the natural habitat.

Jelly and friends (Photo: Claire Borley)
Jelly makes some new nature friends during Wild About the Wensum

"It's so wonderful to have been invited to the Wild About the Wensum event," said Jelly.

"I love seeing new places and meeting so many new friends. It's so much fun to hear what everyone likes about nature when you meet them. Norfolk is an amazing place for wildlife, I'm so happy to be invited here.

"It's so important to get involved with nature because it's only when you get involved that you can learn about how to look after it," she added.

The Pensthorpe Nature Reserve is host to the BBC's Springwatch series for a second year, following the programme's move to the county from Devon in 2008.




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