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The Royal Parks’s Easter Virtual Discovery Weeks, which begins on Tuesday the 6th of April are launching the Royal Parks new app and The More Than Bugs Trails

Royal Parks new nature trails app allows you to explore the self-led conservation walks across five of the central London Royal Parks; Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park and The Regent’s Park. The sixMore Than Bugs trails are available as smartphone-based led walks on the app Go Jauntly and as downloadable PDF maps, devised by the Mission: Invertebrate team of ecologists and educators. There are short walks suitable for younger children, to more in-depth ecology walks that take in many of the Royal Parks’ diverse habitats, from meadows to reedbeds. The app uses photos to guide visitors along the trails and includes facts and pictures to tell walkers more about some of the invertebrates, birds and mammals that they might be able to spot along the way. 

The initiative is made possible through the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and aims to create new opportunities for people to connect with nature, and enjoy some of London’s largest urban green spaces.

The new virtual festival is the third in a series of Royal Parks online events for adults and children during the covid crisis.  Their half-term discovery week ‘Emerging from Winter’ pulled in over 4,000 participants who participated in workshops, storytelling sessions, live craft-alongs and expert talks.  The Easter discovery week is bringing fascinating activities for all the family to enjoy. There is bird and butterfly-spotting to invertebrate egg hunts as well as gardening and storytelling. 

To find out more about the Mission: Invertebrate More Than Bugs Trails visit: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/trails.

For more information about The Royal Parks’s Easter Virtual Discovery Weeks, visithttps://www.royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/virtual-discovery-weeks-egg-citing-easter.

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