Events

West Sands Beach Clean

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
10.30 -12.30pm
 Assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a Beach Clean.

Meet at entry point 13.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to book just come along.

West Sands Beach Clean

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
10.30 -12.30pm
 Assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a Beach Clean.

Meet at entry point 11.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to book just come along.

Birnie and Gaddon - Wildflower ID Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019
12.45 -2.00
 The wildflower meadow at Gaddon Loch is in full bloom and our Rangers would like to tell you all about it! If you would like to learn more about how to identify wildflowers and how we manage our grasslands then why not come along?

The event will take place at Gaddon Meadow, an approximately 0.5 mile walk from the car park. The path is flat and well maintained, but the grassland may be wet with some bumps and holes. A good general level of fitness would be required for the walk.

This event is part of the Birnie and Gaddon Lochs Bioblitz Day.

Suitable for over 16s



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Birnie and Gaddon - Bird ID Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019
8.00 -9.30
Get yourself up with the lark to join our Rangers on this guided bird identification walk. You will learn which birds are swimming on the lochs, which are flitting about the trees, and what ‘that’ bird is singing in the distance!

We will be walking from the car park around the Lochs, a distance of approx. 1.5 miles. The path is flat and well maintained, but the grassland may be wet with some bumps and holes. A good general level of fitness would be required for the walk. Please wear suitable clothing and walking boots.

Suitable for over 16s.

Off B937 near Collessie Grid reference: NO283125

This event is part of the Birnie and Gaddon Lochs Bioblitz Day.

Suitable for over 16s



Due to changes in Eventbrite’s refund policy any tickets refunded at the purchaser’s request will be minus the fee charged by Eventbrite.

Birnie & Gaddon - Tree ID Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019
2:15 - 3:30 pm
 
Summer is the perfect time of year to learn all about how to tell one tree species from another. Our Ranger will show you the differences between the leaves and bark of different trees, explain the habit of each species, and discuss the challenges they face throughout their lives.

We will be walking around Birnie loch, on a flat well maintained path. The walk will be no longer than 1 mile. A good general level of fitness would be required for the walk. Please wear suitable clothing and walking boots.

Off B937 near Collessie Grid reference: NO283125

This event is part of the Birnie and Gaddon Lochs Bioblitz Day.

Suitable for over 16s

Birnie & Gaddon - Pollinator ID Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019
10:45am - 12:00pm
 
This guided walk, led by our Ranger and other local experts, is all about pollinators. If you would like to learn how to identify the various insects we have buzzing around the nature reserve and which plants they pollinate, then this is the event for you.

We will be walking from the car park around Gaddon Loch, a distance of approx. 1 mile. The path is flat and well maintained, but the grassland may be wet with some bumps and holes. A good general level of fitness would be required for the walk. Please wear suitable clothing and walking boots.

Off B937 near Collessie Grid reference: NO283125

This event is part of the Birnie and Gaddon Lochs Bioblitz Day.

Suitable for over 16s

Birnie and Gaddon Lochs - Bat Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019
9.30pm - 10.45pm
Our Rangers will be guiding you through the night with a bat detector to see what species are fluttering about above our heads. We will talk about different bats and their habitats, what they eat and how you can tell them apart by sound.

We will be outside and sunset is around half-past nine, so it will be dark before the event starts. The walk will be no longer than 1.5 miles and although we will be walking on a well maintained path, on terrain that is mostly flat, the darkness may make it difficult to see any obstacles/trip-hazards. Because of the distance and cooler night-time temperatures, a good general level of fitness would be required. Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear. It is also advisable to bring a bottle of water.

Off B937 near Collessie Grid reference: NO283125

This event is part of the Birnie and Gaddon Lochs Bioblitz Day.

Suitable for over 16s



West Sands Sea Watch

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
11am -1pm
 Join our West Sands Rangers to search for and identify different marine animals that are often found around the coast of West Sands and the Eden Estuary.

Use binoculars and field study guides to identify different bird and mammal species, ask the Rangers questions about the Eden Estuary its ecosystem and all the animal species it supports.

This will be a good introduction for wildlife watching and any budding ornithologists.

Children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult.

West Sands Beach Clean

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10.30 -12.30pm
 Assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a Beach Clean.

Meet at entry point 9.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to book just come along.

West Sands Rock Pooling Event

Friday, July 19, 2019
10am - 12 noon
Sea Detectives required! What little animals can we find in the rock pools when the tide goes out?

Come along and see what their world’s all about.

If you would like to learn about the fascinating creatures that live in this dramatic tidal environment then this event is for you.

Please wear water proof boots and appropriate weather proof clothing and if it is sunny, sun cream, hats and water is advisable.

Please be aware that we will be walking around the water’s edge so children should always be accompanied by an adult.

West Sands Beach Clean

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
10.30 -12.30pm
 Assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a Beach Clean.

Meet at entry point 7.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to book just come along.

Sandy Strand Line Search

Thursday, July 11, 2019
11 am - 1 pm
 Ever wondered what lies within the strand line?

Here is your chance do discover the weird and wonderful wildlife that play an important part of the ecosystem on our beaches.

Join the Rangers in exploring the strand line and learn how to identify a variety of animals and plants and find out what role they play.

The Rangers will guide you along the strand line with the help of field study guides to find out what species of animal and plant that often get forgotten about, but also have a vital role to play in the beach ecosystems.

Please wear appropriate weather proof clothing and if it is sunny, sun cream, hats and water is advisable. Children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult.

West Sand Beach Clean

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
10.30 -12.30pm
Assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a Beach Clean.

Meet at entry point 5.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to book just come along.
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