Maidenhead is a wild town.

Now a dedicated group of residents are determined to make sure the public are made more aware of the wildness that exists all around them so that it can be nurtured and protected.

Wild Maidenhead was formed last year and Saturday saw its first big public event staged in High Street and the Nicholson's Centre.

There were 15 stalls, offering everything from information about where you could find the best woodland in and around the town to a gardening stall selling the sort of plants and stalls where wildlife could flourish.

Mark Yates was there with his Indian Eagle Owl Reuben.

Metereologist Fiona Hewer is chairman of Wild Maidenhead and said 50 new members had been recruited during the fair.

She said: "We had a children's quiz and there was a real buzz about the event."

She said the group's aim is to see a biodiversity action plan launched for the town.

She said: "There are 200 sites around here with a wide range of wildlife but no plan for them. It is not true that wild areas can just be left alone. They have to be looked after or they get overgrown with scrub and that does not help the wildlife at all."

The group certainly has the support of past mayor Cllr Dee Quick.

Cllr Quick - who is to return as deputy mayor from next week - turned up to offer her support.