St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

22 Mar

Derwenthorpe Wildwatch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre, off Derwent Way, York, YO10 3NP

Please note this is a weekly event between March and end of October 2017 – you can come to as many (or few) as you like. Please note there may be changes to timings and content during school holidays.

If you are running late on the day, please call Maria on 07542 070466 to find the group.

Meet at the Centre and help discover the wildlife living in the natural space around Derwenthorpe. Sessions will be led by the knowledgeable & enthusiastic St Nicks staff, usually Maria Gill, who are passionate about nature. Together you will be looking out for the different wildlife including birds, insects, small mammals, plants and wildflowers in a range of habitats including hedgerows, scrub, dry and wet grassland, beck and ponds. Supervised children are welcome.

JRHT logoEach 3 hour session will include a spotting walk across the site recording all the species we find and a more detailed habitat or species survey such as a breeding bird count, small mammal survey, bee transect or a water quality survey. All followed by a cuppa and chat. The Derwenthorpe Wildwatch project is funded and supported by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

What to bring? No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn. Please do bring clothes appropriate for the weather on the day and binoculars if you have them.

For more information contact volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

Free entry

 

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