Wildlife Festival 2008 events programme launched

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Tuesday 18th December 2007

The leaflet publicising the spring 2008 Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival is now available. With over 40 events planned around the Easter period, the programme gives an excellent opportunity for anyone, from beginners to experienced wildlife watchers, to experience and learn a little more about our local wildlife.

wildfestleaflet.jpgThe festival runs from 21 March to 13 April, with events being held all across the region. These include everything from guided walks and talks to hands-on workshop and craft events, and there is something for all age groups. Whilst there are too many to mention all individually, here's a few that might interest DGERC visitors:

  • What's that duck (Saturday 29 March) - learn how to identify the variety of duck, geese and swans that visit the WWT Wetlands Centre at Caerlaverock
  • Whale and Dolphin Watch (Sunday 30 March) - join DGERC staff and local whale and dolphin watchers looking for porpoises, dolphins and maybe even whales off the Rhins Coast
  • Bats! (Thursday 3 April) - join members of the Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group for a slide show and then a walk searching for bats at Glentrool
  • Reptile Ramble (Thursday 10 April) - join DGERC staff looking for elusive reptiles at Mossdale
  • Seashore Shells (Friday 11 April) - Jim Logan, local shell expert leads a walk at Brighouse Bay looking at and learning about the many species found on the shore.

Details of these and other events can be found at the widlife festival website or you can download an electronic copy of the leaflet (page_white_acrobat.png PDF, 424Kb). If you would like copies of the leaflet for distribution please contact Peter Norman on 01387 260172.