#LoveNature Festival 2024 – 26th May-2nd June

Publish date: 22 May 2024

The Trust is staging its eighth environmental festival – #LoveNature over the half term holidays from 26 May to 2 June. Set in and around St Ouen’s Bay in Jersey’s National Park, the event showcases the wild orchids in all their glory at Le Noir Pré and the work of the Lands Team at the Trust who manage the sites. This year the festival is kindly supported by The Jersey National Park.

 

Islanders are invited to discover sites in St Ouen’s Bay such as the Wetland Centre and the orchid fields at Le Noir Pré, explore the shoreline, Plémont headland, Mont Grantez, La Mielle de Morville and St Ouen’s Pond – La Mare au Seigneur.

 

Wildlife is at the heart of the festival and participants can enjoy nature and botany walks, go wild food foraging, enjoy birds’ botany and butterflies, enjoy mystical moths and wetland wanders. Enthusiasts can join the Trust’s Land Manager on a ‘behind the scenes’ trail and the Jersey Bat Group will be staging a ‘Hugh the Bat’ talk near the Wetland Centre and those wishing to see these elusive creatures can test out bat detectors.

 

The festival is very child friendly and younger environmentalists can go on shark egg hunts and get involved in dew plant removal. A highlight is Terrific talons where children can get up close and personal with birds of prey.

 

Another highlight of the festival is experiencing a riot of colour at Le Noir Pré, the orchid meadows, which will be in full bloom. There are three species of orchids found growing in Le Noir Pré; the Southern Marsh Orchid, Jersey Orchid and the Spotted Orchid.

 

Mike Stentiford, MBE, said: “The Jersey National Park is delighted to support the National Trust’s Love Nature initiative. St Ouen’s Bay is the heart of our Park, and loved for its natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural significance. These wonderful events help to inspire and engage the community in our shared commitment to preserving and celebrating the island’s unique environment.”

He continued: “Our partnership with the National Trust of Jersey reflects a shared commitment to conservation, which began with the impactful ‘Line in the Sand’ demonstration and the establishment of the Jersey National Park shortly after. We invite everyone to join us in these events and take part in celebrating and protecting the natural beauty that makes Jersey so special.”

 

To view the program please go to #LoveNatureFestival – National Trust for Jersey

Latest news

17 Jun 2024

Head Sommelier at The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant, Named in 2024 Top 100 UK Sommeliers

The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant is thrilled to announce that Alexandru Dan, its highly regarded Head Sommelier, has been ranked #40 in the 2024 Top 100 UK Sommeliers by The Sommelier Edit.
13 Jun 2024

Army of Volunteers at the Seaside Café in Grève de Lecq

The Jersey Financial Services Commission is fielding volunteers from all areas of the organisation to assist the small team at the National Trust for Jersey to paint, clean and tidy the former Seaside Café and surrounding areas at Grève de Lecq.
12 Jun 2024

The Atlantic’s Jack Edgar Named Semi-Finalist in Prestigious National Chef Competition

Jack Edgar, Senior Chef de Partie at The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant, Jersey, has been named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs Young National Chef of the Year competition.
04 Jun 2024

New Audio-Visual Installation ‘Layers of Time’ at 16 New Street.

Kindly supported by The Jersey Community Foundation with funds from the Channel Islands Lottery.
20 May 2024

New Visitor Films Screening at Le Moulin de Quétivel

The Trust is excited to announce the release of two brand new visitor films screening at Le Moulin de Quetivel, Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm.
20 May 2024

2024 Sunset Concert dates announced

This year, the Sunset Concerts will be taking place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June and attendees are once again invited to bring a picnic and enjoy fantastic live music in the beautiful setting of Grantez.
15 May 2024

The Norman Market is back in town!

Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche announce that the Norman Market is coming back to Jersey and will take place on the Royal Square from Thursday 23 May until Monday 27 May from 9am to 6pm every day.
Two people do yoga on a beach
13 May 2024

Embark on a wellness retreat at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

Reconnect with yourself and nature with a one-day Wellness Retreat on Sunday, 26th May.
01 May 2024

Greenhills Awarded Tripadvisor’s 6th Best Hotel in the UK & Channel Islands 2024

We are proud to announce that the Greenhills Country House Hotel has been voted as the 6th best hotel in the UK and Channel Islands in the Tripadvisor 2024 Travelers’ Choice Awards, Best of the Best Hotels.
30 Apr 2024

One week countdown to the Liberation International Music Festival

Jersey gets warmed up to welcome the sixteenth Liberation Music Festival organised by the charity Music in Action.
26 Apr 2024

La Corbière Lighthouse floodlighting extended.

Ports of Jersey is extending the floodlighting of La Corbière Lighthouse for a further two weeks, until 12 May, in response to popular demand.
25 Apr 2024

New Food & Beverage Manager for Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa

Five Silver Star Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa is proud to announce the appointment of Nicky Sheard in the role of Food & Beverage Manager.