Shiver me timbers! Pirate-themed open day delights at the Garden of Easton Lodge
PUBLISHED: 08:42 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 31 August 2018
More than 80 children learned all about ‘a pirate’s life’ at the Gardens of Easton Lodge open day on August 19 and were introduced to some very sleepy bats.
Eye patches and parrots were the order of the day at the pirate-themed event where families learned about Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and female pirates Mary Read and Ching Shih as they followed a trail.
The pirates-in-training decorated flags and met bats, which had been brought along by the Essex Bat Group, whose members were kept busy answering visitor’s questions about bats’ diet, where they sleep and which bats could be found in the garden.
During a 2017 survey, seven of the 10 species known to live in Essex were found in the gardens.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds also had a stall.
Woodwind of Stortford band performed some film classics such as the Pink Panther theme song as well as children’s tunes.