AN EVENT to celebrate the natural environment will be taking place on Anglesey this weekend.

Between 11am and 4pm on Saturday (June 15), guests are invited to the Aberlleiniog Local Nature Reserve near Llangoed to explore the area.

The purpose of the mid-summer Woodland Celebration, organised by Cwlwm Seiriol, is to introduce local people and visitors to Aberlleiniog and the wealth of natural resources available within the reserve.

There will be many activities held throughout the day including guided walks, activities for children and families and an opportunity to learn how to make a wooden gate or carve a wooden spoon.

There will also be an opportunity to meet local crafters who will be there to exhibit. As well as all the interesting activities, officers from the Cwlwm Seiriol project and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will be there to answer your questions.

Cwlwm Seiriol’s Project Officer Delyth Phillipps said: “Each AONB has natural features which are of special interest to the local area, such as old quarries, unwanted canals or disused railway byways, as well as woodlands, wetlands, heaths and coasts.

"Local Nature Reserves help protect habitats and species, and help form a partnership with local authorities, nature conservation organisations and local communities. They also raise awareness of local wildlife and are perfect spaces to teach children about nature."

Cwlwm Seiriol is one of six projects to have received funding through ‘Create your Space’, a National Lottery Community Fund programme.

The aim of this programme is to give communities the opportunity to decide how to protect and improve their local natural environment in a way that makes a difference to them and meets the needs of future generations.

One of the main objectives of the project is to help communities draw greater benefit from their open spaces in relation to physical and mental well-being. The project is being run by Menter Môn in collaboration with PONT and Coed Cymru.