Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Warley Woods' Nature Dates 2012

Viv Cole, Warley Woods Trust Manager, contacted welovebearwood and told us about the events that are going to be happening in Warley Woods over the next couple of months.

“At Warley Woods we are looking forward to our first walking-talking event on Saturday 28th January, starting at 10am. It is the fifth year of our Big Garden Bird Walk, led by Liz Coleman who is both an RSPB and a Warley Woods volunteer. Everyone meets up at 10am near the Pavilion and Liz gives guidance on what birds you are likely to see and then the groups goes off for a walk, noting down what they spot. Last year a whole range of birds were spotted and we imagine it will be similar this year. Liz then feeds all the results into the Big Garden Birdwatch figures which takes place the same weekend. After the healthy walk, it is back to the cafe for a cuppa. Adults £2, children free – this includes the drink in the cafe. Hope you can come and join Liz on 28th.

The event after that is Star Gazing on Sunday 12th February 6-9pm and is a new one for Warley Woods. Birmingham Astronomy Society will be setting up their equipment outside the Pavilion and guiding people to look at the stars and moon that night. Drinks will be in the Pavilion, to keep everyone warm throughout the session. If it clouds over, there will a slide show inside instead. Cost £3 adults and free for children.

Just hot off the press is an extra event for half term – Willow Weaving workshop for families on 15th February. Learn how to use Warley Woods willow to create things like wands, fish and spiders. 10 – 12 – just outside the Pavilion. Free. Led by Stephen Hodginson from Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape Project.”

I can't wait!

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