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Cricket Creation at the Rural Life Centre

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Saturday, 14 March, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rural Life Centre Tilford GU10 2DL Farnham

Join artists Andy and Emma from Outdoor Studios (http://outdoorstudiosarts.com.) to create a collaborative artwork in the woodland of the Rural Life Centre in Farnham.

Use natural inks, whittled sticks and quills, or other materials of your own – inspired by the Field Cricket – to be hung along the woodland walk for visitors to discover.

The aim of the project is to highlight the conservation programme, ‘Back from the Brink’, an RSPB-led project to conserve the amazing and threatened Field Cricket. Farnham Heath Nature Reserve is one of the few places remaining where the Field Cricket still survives.

Come and meet an RSPB Field Cricket expert and learn all about this remarkable creature as the nymphs prepare to emerge from their burrows in the spring.

To participate please email: info@outdoorstudiosarts.com

For further information on the Back to the Brink project visit; https://naturebftb.co.uk/the-projects/field-cricket/

Want some inspiration prior to the event? Check out the information

You can see the cricket in action and hear the lovely sound it makes in this YouTube film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkIBHUh7LrE

“These remarkable creatures are among the rarest and most threatened invertebrates in the UK. They are 2cm long and chunky, black or brown with striking yellow wing-bases. They can’t fly, but
can walk up to 100m a day. Their wing markings resemble intricate wrought-iron work, and the males make a loud call to attract a mate using “harps”, modified veins on their wings”.