A morning of mindful drawing at Sandy Smith Nature Reserve for all abilities

The perfect way to take your mind off everyday life and bring attention to the present moment. This is a great introduction to achieving mindfulness through drawing from the world around us, so past experience of drawing or mindfulness is definitely not a requirement.

All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with - a biro, charcoal, pencil, watercolours. There will be a brief introduction to the reserve, and plenty of time for drawing, exploring mindfulness, and chatting.

Adults only please and no dogs. There is limited parking and no facilities on site, also no surfaced path with inclines and uneven surfaces. 

Sandy Smith Nature Reserve

Address – near Speeds Dairy Farm, Beadlow  [postcode for Speeds Farmhouse is SG17 5PL]

Grid reference of reserve entrance – TL109387

Sandy Smith Nature Reserve, owned and managed by The Greensand Trust, lies on the floodplain and northern slopes of the Flit Valley between Clophill and Chicksands, covering an area of 93ha.  The River Flit flows through the southern end of the site; either side are wet marshy grassland, ponds, small areas of reeds and wet woodland. 

Plants of wet grassland such as meadow sweet and purple loosestrife are found here, together with dragonflies and damselflies, and birds such as reed buntings and sedge warblers. 

To the north lies a large former arable field.  Since the site became a nature reserve in 2006 hedgerows have been planted to create smaller fields and the land has been grazed.  It is now developing into a valuable area of grassland and scrub, home to farmland wildlife such as skylarks, yellowhammers, barn owls and harvest mice.

This event is kindly supported as part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Active Outdoors programme - the booking fee of £2 goes towards the administrative costs of The Greensand Trust which is run on a not for profit basis.

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