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Wildlife Windows - Family Walk and Art Activity looking at Wildflowers and Butterflies in Cot Valley with Sue Kinley

Thursday 3rd June 2021, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join artist Sue Kinley for Wildlife Windows – a walk and art activity looking at wild flowers and butterflies in the Cot Valley, near St Just.

The beautiful Cot Valley runs down to Porth Nanven, which has been called ‘Dinosaur Egg Beach’ because of the oval white boulders found there. There are several small parking spaces at the top of the valley, and some larger spaces further down. We will meet by the Cot Valley metal sign/information plaque, near a wooden bridge over the stream, on the small road that runs down the valley. If coming from St Just, turn left at the Square, and follow the Cot Valley signs. It is possible to walk from St Just [around half an hour] but along roads with some traffic.

Time: 11am

Art materials will be provided, bring a camera if you can! We are going to use viewfinder ‘windows’ to spot, draw and record as many wildflowers and butterflies as we can. We are also going to be on the lookout for the rare Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly, which has been seen in the Cot Valley at this time of year.

This activity is suitable for all ages, and is a fairly short walk down the valley with some steps. There will be an option to continue the walk along the coast path to Ballowall Barrow, a Bronze Age site, and on to Cape Cornwall, which does involve more uphill/downhill walking. There is usually a refreshment van at Cape Cornwall, and toilets.

You might also like to bring a picnic to eat by the beach – please note that it is rocky, great for exploring but not for paddling/swimming!

Also, remember to bring sunscreen, hats, water etc. Hopefully the sun will come out for us!

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Cot Valley
Near St Just
Penzance
Cornwall