Situated up in the Vale, Le Grand Pré nature reserve, with a large channel of water, shows off wild Guernsey at its best and is full of tiny mini beasts.
In winter, there is evidence that it is quite soggy and they are doing up one of the paths so you don’t sink too much when it is wet. Between 40-50 people visited this event, mainly young families. Events like this will raise awareness of Guernsey’s natural habitats. There are 24 reserves on Guernsey and Societe is the second biggest landowner on the island, with the States being the first.
La Marette is an orchard, also called Bourgourd orchard as it was left to Societe by Jon Bougourd in 2011. It was the site of an old greenhouse, now covered in cider apple trees with a few edible varieties as well as some pear trees.
Human experts on hand for the day were: Julie (birds), Iain (butterflies), Andy (butterflies, Pollinator project), Trevor, Vice-president of Societe (insects), Lesley, in charge with Nature Guernsey, and all rounder expert. Sarah and Becky, the Societe education officers were also both there.