Sandpit Local Nature Reserve was host to budding archaeologists of all ages, eager to learn about the rare Ice Age geology found right here in Buckingham! All who took part enjoyed discovering how to identify fossils and rocks and recognise the different stages of the Ice Age.
The event was part of the Buckingham in AWE project run by The Conservation Volunteers. Director of Chiltern Archaeology, Dr Jill Eyers, provided extended knowledge on what the site consists of and how it all got there!
“I really enjoyed learning how to identify fossils and it’s strange to imagine that 500,000 years ago Buckingham was covered with an ice sheet 2km thick!” said volunteer James Newman.
This summer, Buckingham is the focus of family fun! Young and old can come along and join in with exciting events, organised by The Conservation Volunteers. The next and final event for Buckingham in AWE is an owl meet and greet, time and date to be confirmed. All events are free of charge and there is no need to book.
“I think people were surprised at how many beautiful birds and butterflies lived in the reserve. It’s not just fossils and rocks!” said Community Project Officer of The Conservation Volunteers, Monique van Assouw.
If you want to join in with Buckingham in Awe or find out how else you can support our volunteers dev.tcv.org.uk
Join in, feel good!