Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bug Investigations Get Underway At Heysham

Children in the Morecambe Bay area will become bug investigators this Saturday (20th March) when they take part in the North Lancashire Wildlife Watch group’s latest event at Heysham Nature Reserve. Wildlife Watch is the junior section of the Wildlife Trusts and Watch groups are aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 13 years.

The children’s activities will be held at the Heysham Nature Reserve, close to the harbour and ferry port on Moneyclose Lane, towards the Ocean Edge Morecambe Bay Leisure Park.

The meeting will be at the reserve on Saturday 20th March from 10.00am to 12 noon. Adult volunteers who would like to help with the group will also be welcomed at this meeting, where details about the application process and forms will be available.

Through their involvement in Wildlife Watch, children will hopefully gain an insight into the many aspects of wildlife and their environment. They will be able to participate in fun activities such as pond dipping, minibeast hunts and making bird and insect feeders in order to gain experience in a number of skills and to increase their confidence in working with other people. They will also be encouraged to act responsibly and to show a greater respect, knowledge and awareness of the area about them and into the wider world.

• Further details can be obtained by contacting either Emma Garston or Nicola Estill who are reserve officers based at Heysham and who will be two of the group’s registered leaders.

• Additional information about this group and other Wildlife Watch activities can be found on the Trust’s website

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