On Sunday 19th July, volunteers Ian Powell and John Knight manned a display stand at the Binsted Strawberry Fair, a charity fund-raising event which is a traditional country fair in flint barn and fields next to Binsted Nursery. Here is a photo showing our stand sandwiched between the South Downs National Park Rangers' stand and the Sussex Wildlife Trust stand.
There was a lot of interest in the MAVES project, including good conversations with several local landowners, farmers and woodlanders who had come to the Fair.
The MAVES display included photos of dormice and other wildlife encountered by our surveyors, and of our surveyors at work. All in all it was a very positive first public outing for MAVES.