The nature reserve is very much a part of the village at Little Paxton. A lot of our members and volunteers live here and "the locals" are certainly our most frequent users, though they are out numbered by visitors from further afield in summer.
It's always a good idea to take part in local events and sometimes it's fun as well. This week-end's Scarecrow Festival was the result of a huge amount of work by activists in the village and their efforts were well rewarded, judging by the number of scarecrows and by the number of people who attended the Saturday event.
I was amused to see that the "Hot-dog" stand was run by Cats Protection which is the national cat charity.
The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve put on a display in the village hall and recruited 22 members on the day. With the help of pupils from Samuel Pepys and Castle Special Schools, the Rangers made some scarecrows for the event. I expect they will be on display in our arable fields later this week.
By the way, Terry the terrapin is still to be seen on his log every day.