Life was greener at the festival
THE natural world was celebrated at Stratford Park on Saturday with Stroud's Festival of Nature.
An estimated 3,500 people enjoyed the free day which saw more than 44 conservation and environmental organisations take part with stalls and information stands.
"It went extremely well. The weather was fantastic," said Steve Roberts of Stroud Nature which organised the festival.
"Hundreds of families engaged in the different activities throughout the park from making dens to craft activities with wood and natural materials.
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"It was fantastic with a wonderful atmosphere."
Stroud's Museum in the Park, which hosted the Nature Art Zone, saw 1,200 people come through its doors on the day.
The day also marked the launch of Stroud Walking Festival, which continues until the end of September with scenic walks across the district.
The Festival of Nature also incorporated an Eco-Homes Zone organised by Transition Stroud.
People could find out more about greener living and renewable energy as well as this weekend's Stroud Eco-Renovation Open Homes event when 15 homes welcome visitors.