A celebration of nature in Stroud comes to an end this month with an ecological extravaganza at Capels Mill.

Attendees of Stroud Festival of Nature’s closing event on Sunday, August 19 will get to search for otters on the banks of the River Frome, explore Capels Mill’s meadow pathways, make insect art, survey butterflies, learn to scythe and more.

The free open day - people can just show up - is being organised by the Stroud Valleys Project, which watches over the area’s wildlife sites.

One partner of the event is Back from the Brink, a conservation project that aims to save 20 species from extinction and benefit 200 more through 19 projects that span the whole of England.

Cotswold Boatmobility is also a partner and will be bringing along their wheelyboats and katakanu canoes to provide accessible boat use for all with mobility and learning disabilities.

Clare Mahdiyone, CEO of Stroud Valleys Project, said: “This is the final event for this year’s Festival of Nature.

“It has been a great year with lots of fantastic outdoor activities and partnership working.”

People can get to Capels Mill via the pedestrian crossing near Waitrose.