It’s a wildlife

Wendy To­bitt of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust ex­plores sen­sory de­lights at Col­lege Lake na­ture re­serve with colour­ful wild flow­ers and works of art

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THE fab­u­lous vista of blue, mauve, scar­let, yel­low and white corn­field flow­ers wav­ing in the breezes at Col­lege Lake na­ture re­serve have some se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion this sum­mer from a group of artists who have taken up tem­po­rary res­i­dence in the re­serve’s Visi­tor Cen­tre.

The Col­lege Lake Group of nine artists in­clud­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher, jew­eller, ce­ram­i­cist and sculp­tor are ex­hibit­ing and selling their works as part of the Bucks Open Stu­dios event from 6 to 21 June.

This is a glo­ri­ous site to dis­play works of art, many inspired by the vivid colours of na­ture, and all hand­made with love to show off dex­ter­ity and skilled de­signs.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is de­lighted that the Col­lege Lake Group, all of whom live in Buck­ing­hamshire, are giv­ing an ad­di­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for the many visi­tors to the Trust’s flag­ship na­ture re­serve.

The day the artists were set­ting up their ex­hibits co­in­cided with a visit from BBC Coun­try­file, film­ing to pro­mote the pro­gramme’s pop­u­lar an­nual pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion.

This year’s theme is: Colours of the Coun­try­side, so pre­sen­ters and com­pe­ti­tion judges John Craven, Bill Bai­ley and Naomi Wilkin­son made the most of the sunny day on the na­ture re­serve.

Look out for the launch of the com­pe­ti­tion on BBC One this Sun­day evening, and en­joy Col­lege Lake na­ture re­serve, the per­fect back­drop for the pro­gramme.

Bill Bai­ley and Naomi Wilkin­son film­ing an episode of Coun­try­file at Col­lege Lake

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