Our monthly celebrations of the ‘Year of the Yeo’ continued last week with a ‘Creative Writing and Storytelling’ event down by the river.

In the fantastic setting of Yeovil County Park, we were joined by local author and storyteller Beth Webb, who read us some river-inspired poetry before taking us along the gently flowing tributaries of the River Yeo, stopping by the Victorian waterfalls and lakes along the way to captivate our senses. We created river sounds before writing some wonderful poetry stirred by our beautiful surroundings.


The March event was the third of our ‘Year of the Yeo’ events, following on from the success of the ‘Water Birds’ (which saw some using binoculars for the first time) and ‘Become a River Scientist’ events earlier in the year.

If you’re keen to join in with our celebrations, we’d love to see you for a bat walk and talk on April 26th at 7.30pm when we’ll be listening to those that inhabit the banks of the River Yeo under the cover of darkness. The event is absolutely free and all are welcome!

You can learn more about the ‘Year of the Yeo’ project and our upcoming events through the year by clicking here or read Beth Webb’s story.