An 11 year-old is inviting the public to join him and a team of experts to learn more about nature at an event this weekend.

Orin Thomas, who attends Ghyllside School in Kendal, said: “I believe that if people know and understand what lives alongside them, they will be more passionate about protecting it.”

There will be a variety of walks and activities to help people learn about the area around the Footprint building in St Catherine’s Wood - just outside Windermere.

In addition to the events for the public, Orin’s ‘bioblitz’ will aim to survey and record as many different living species within the area as possible over 24 hours.

The data collected will be entered into the national biodiversity database.

There is a free walk on Saturday evening (July 13) to try and detect bats using sonar detectors. To book email

On Sunday there are a variety of free displays, walks and activities. Guests can drop in at any time with no booking needed, and can park for free at Windermere School’s Elleray Campus. Footprint (LA23 1NH) is also within walking distance of the train station.

Visit to see Sunday’s schedule and for further information.