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    Message 1 of 20 , May 1 3:20 AM
      Hi,

      This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will also encourage members to contribute to the discussions and also use the other facilities open to them.

      Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
      about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

      Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

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      they will then be distributed to all the list members.

      It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
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      interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
      other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

      You can submit your URL's for everyone to share by going to our homepage at:
      http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cornishwildlife

      URL's can be added by clicking on 'LINKS�.

      You can also share files including text, sound and pictures by uploading them via the 'FILE' link.

      A calendar is also available where you can advertise your events via e-mail.

      Past messages are archived and can be read by following he �MESSAGES � link from the homepage.

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      Sincerely,

      Vincent Smith.

      Cornish Wildlife.


      Useful websites:

      Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

      Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

      Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

      Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

      Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
      http://www.cbwps.org.uk

      Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

      Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

      Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

      Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

      Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

      National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

      This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

      West Cornwall Badger Group:
      http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

      West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
      http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

      Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

      Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
      Children must be accompanied by adults.
      Saturday 3rd May 2008
      DAWN CHORUS
      Poundstock
      5.00am
      Meet at Poundstock church car park
      Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
      Cost �4.00. Please book.
      Bring good shoes
      Leader: Tim Dingle
      Organised by Tamar group




      Saturday 3rd May 2008
      WALK AT ST LOY
      2.30pm
      Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
      Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
      Refreshments may be available.
      Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
      Organised by Penwith Group



      Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
      Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
      3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
      Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact 01736 811200 to book.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



      Sunday 4th May 2008
      PHOTOGRAPHY
      Godrevy
      10.00am start
      Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
      We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
      Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
      Leader: David Chapman.
      Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
      Organised by Photographic Group.
      No disabled access.



      Monday 5th May 2008
      EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
      Looe Estuary.
      11.00am to 1.00pm.
      Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
      Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
      Cost: �2. Booking essential.
      Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
      Leader: Mark Camp.
      Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




      Friday 9th May 2008
      BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
      Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
      Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
      Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
      Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
      There will be a �2 charge
      Places limited so please book early.
      Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
      Leader: Martin Summers
      Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



      Saturday 10th May 2008
      MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
      Falmouth
      Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
      Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
      2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
      �25 per person (10% to CWT).
      Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
      No disabled access.
      Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




      Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
      Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
      3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
      Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact 01736 811200 to book.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



      Sunday 11th May 2008
      SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
      Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
      2.30pm to 4.30pm.
      Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
      Botanical stroll.
      Booking preferred.
      �2 but HMCG members & children free.
      Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
      Leader: Keith Spurgin.
      Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
      Organised by Helford MC Group.



      Sunday 11th May 2008
      CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
      Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
      06.00am to 08.00am.
      Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
      Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
      Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
      Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
      Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
      Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
      Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
      Organised by ERCCIS.




      Monday 12th May 2008
      MEMBERS EVENING
      Allet
      7:30 pm
      Organised by Photographic Group




      Saturday, 17th May 2008
      WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
      Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
      11.00-12.30
      Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
      Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
      Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
      Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
      Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
      Leader: Alison Forward
      Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



      Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
      Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
      3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
      Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact 01736 811200 to book.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



      Sunday 18th May 2008
      SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
      Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
      6.00am start.
      Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
      You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
      This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
      Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
      Leader: Dave Conway.



      Sunday 18th May 2008
      SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
      Ladock Wood.
      6.00am.
      Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
      You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
      This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
      Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
      Leader: Dave Thomas.



      Sunday 18th May 2008
      SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
      Hayle River.
      6.00am start.
      Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
      You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
      This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
      Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
      Leader: Roy Phillips.



      Sunday 18th May 2008
      SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
      Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
      6.00am.
      Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
      Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
      You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
      Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
      This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
      Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
      Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




      Sunday 18th May 2008
      SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
      Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
      6.00am.
      Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
      You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
      Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
      This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
      Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
      Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




      Monday 19th May 2008
      SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
      The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
      10.00am to 12.30am
      Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
      A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
      Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




      Wednesday 21st May 2008
      COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
      Lantic Bay.
      6.00pm start
      An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
      We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
      Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
      Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
      Leader: Ian Bennalick.
      All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
      Organised by Restormel Group.



      Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
      Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
      3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
      Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact 01736 811200 to book.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



      Saturday, 24th May 2008
      FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
      Stithians Lake, Wendron
      10.00 � 16.00
      Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
      Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
      There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
      Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
      Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
      This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
      Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
      Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



      Sunday, 25th May 2008
      LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
      Kit Hill, Callington
      10.30am
      Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
      Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
      Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
      Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
      Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



      Sunday 25th May 2008
      DAWN CHORUS MEETING
      Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
      6.00am.
      An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
      Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
      Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
      All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
      Leader: local birding expert.
      Organised by Restormel group



      Wednesday 28th May 2008
      FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
      Falmouth.
      Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
      This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
      Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
      Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
      Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
      No disabled access.
      Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
      Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
      Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



      Wednesday, 28th May 2008
      BECOME AN OTTER CUB
      Mylor Bridge
      10.30 -12.00
      Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
      She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
      Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
      Suitable for all ages with adult help.
      Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
      Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
      Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



      Thursday 29th May 2008
      ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
      St Georges Island, Looe
      10am to 12.30pm
      A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
      Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
      Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
      Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
      This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
      Leader: Gary Lewis.
      Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




      Thursday 29th May 2008
      MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
      St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
      10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
      Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
      Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
      Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
      Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
      Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
      Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
      Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



      Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
      Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
      3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
      Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact 01736 811200 to book.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
    • CornishWildlife@yahoogroups.com
      Hi, This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will
      Message 2 of 20 , Jun 1, 2008
        Hi,

        This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will also encourage members to contribute to the discussions and also use the other facilities open to them.

        Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
        about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

        Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

        To send messages to the list send them to CornishWildlife@yahoogroups.com
        they will then be distributed to all the list members.

        It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
        themselves to the other list members after they join. It is always
        interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
        other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

        You can submit your URL's for everyone to share by going to our homepage at:
        http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cornishwildlife

        URL's can be added by clicking on 'LINKS�.

        You can also share files including text, sound and pictures by uploading them via the 'FILE' link.

        A calendar is also available where you can advertise your events via e-mail.

        Past messages are archived and can be read by following he �MESSAGES � link from the homepage.

        To unsubscribe from this list by sending a blank e-mail to the following address :
        CornishWildlife-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

        Sincerely,

        Vincent Smith.

        Cornish Wildlife.


        Useful websites:

        Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

        Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

        Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

        Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

        Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
        http://www.cbwps.org.uk

        Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

        Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

        Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

        Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

        Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

        National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

        This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

        West Cornwall Badger Group:
        http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

        West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
        http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

        Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

        Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
        Children must be accompanied by adults.
        Saturday 3rd May 2008
        DAWN CHORUS
        Poundstock
        5.00am
        Meet at Poundstock church car park
        Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
        Cost �4.00. Please book.
        Bring good shoes
        Leader: Tim Dingle
        Organised by Tamar group




        Saturday 3rd May 2008
        WALK AT ST LOY
        2.30pm
        Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
        Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
        Refreshments may be available.
        Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
        Organised by Penwith Group



        Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
        Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
        3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
        Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact 01736 811200 to book.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



        Sunday 4th May 2008
        PHOTOGRAPHY
        Godrevy
        10.00am start
        Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
        We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
        Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
        Leader: David Chapman.
        Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
        Organised by Photographic Group.
        No disabled access.



        Monday 5th May 2008
        EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
        Looe Estuary.
        11.00am to 1.00pm.
        Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
        Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
        Cost: �2. Booking essential.
        Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
        Leader: Mark Camp.
        Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




        Friday 9th May 2008
        BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
        Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
        Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
        Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
        Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
        There will be a �2 charge
        Places limited so please book early.
        Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
        Leader: Martin Summers
        Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



        Saturday 10th May 2008
        MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
        Falmouth
        Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
        Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
        2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
        �25 per person (10% to CWT).
        Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
        No disabled access.
        Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




        Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
        Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
        3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
        Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact 01736 811200 to book.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



        Sunday 11th May 2008
        SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
        Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
        2.30pm to 4.30pm.
        Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
        Botanical stroll.
        Booking preferred.
        �2 but HMCG members & children free.
        Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
        Leader: Keith Spurgin.
        Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
        Organised by Helford MC Group.



        Sunday 11th May 2008
        CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
        Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
        06.00am to 08.00am.
        Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
        Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
        Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
        Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
        Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
        Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
        Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
        Organised by ERCCIS.




        Monday 12th May 2008
        MEMBERS EVENING
        Allet
        7:30 pm
        Organised by Photographic Group




        Saturday, 17th May 2008
        WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
        Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
        11.00-12.30
        Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
        Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
        Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
        Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
        Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
        Leader: Alison Forward
        Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



        Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
        Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
        3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
        Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact 01736 811200 to book.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



        Sunday 18th May 2008
        SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
        Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
        6.00am start.
        Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
        You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
        This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
        Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
        Leader: Dave Conway.



        Sunday 18th May 2008
        SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
        Ladock Wood.
        6.00am.
        Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
        You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
        This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
        Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
        Leader: Dave Thomas.



        Sunday 18th May 2008
        SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
        Hayle River.
        6.00am start.
        Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
        You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
        This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
        Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
        Leader: Roy Phillips.



        Sunday 18th May 2008
        SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
        Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
        6.00am.
        Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
        Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
        You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
        Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
        This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
        Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
        Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




        Sunday 18th May 2008
        SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
        Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
        6.00am.
        Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
        You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
        Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
        This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
        Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
        Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




        Monday 19th May 2008
        SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
        The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
        10.00am to 12.30am
        Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
        A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
        Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




        Wednesday 21st May 2008
        COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
        Lantic Bay.
        6.00pm start
        An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
        We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
        Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
        Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
        Leader: Ian Bennalick.
        All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
        Organised by Restormel Group.



        Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
        Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
        3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
        Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact 01736 811200 to book.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



        Saturday, 24th May 2008
        FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
        Stithians Lake, Wendron
        10.00 � 16.00
        Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
        Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
        There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
        Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
        Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
        This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
        Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
        Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



        Sunday, 25th May 2008
        LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
        Kit Hill, Callington
        10.30am
        Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
        Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
        Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
        Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
        Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



        Sunday 25th May 2008
        DAWN CHORUS MEETING
        Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
        6.00am.
        An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
        Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
        Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
        All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
        Leader: local birding expert.
        Organised by Restormel group



        Wednesday 28th May 2008
        FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
        Falmouth.
        Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
        This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
        Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
        Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
        Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
        No disabled access.
        Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
        Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
        Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



        Wednesday, 28th May 2008
        BECOME AN OTTER CUB
        Mylor Bridge
        10.30 -12.00
        Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
        She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
        Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
        Suitable for all ages with adult help.
        Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
        Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
        Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



        Thursday 29th May 2008
        ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
        St Georges Island, Looe
        10am to 12.30pm
        A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
        Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
        Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
        Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
        This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
        Leader: Gary Lewis.
        Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




        Thursday 29th May 2008
        MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
        St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
        10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
        Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
        Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
        Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
        Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
        Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
        Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
        Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



        Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
        Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
        3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
        Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact 01736 811200 to book.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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          Useful websites:

          Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

          Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

          Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

          Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

          Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
          http://www.cbwps.org.uk

          Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

          Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

          Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

          Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

          Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

          National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

          This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

          West Cornwall Badger Group:
          http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

          West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
          http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

          Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

          Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
          Children must be accompanied by adults.
          Saturday 3rd May 2008
          DAWN CHORUS
          Poundstock
          5.00am
          Meet at Poundstock church car park
          Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
          Cost �4.00. Please book.
          Bring good shoes
          Leader: Tim Dingle
          Organised by Tamar group




          Saturday 3rd May 2008
          WALK AT ST LOY
          2.30pm
          Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
          Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
          Refreshments may be available.
          Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
          Organised by Penwith Group



          Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
          WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
          West Cornwall
          Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
          Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
          Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
          3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
          Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
          4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
          Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
          Leader: Rory Goodall
          Contact 01736 811200 to book.
          Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



          Sunday 4th May 2008
          PHOTOGRAPHY
          Godrevy
          10.00am start
          Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
          We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
          Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
          Leader: David Chapman.
          Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
          Organised by Photographic Group.
          No disabled access.



          Monday 5th May 2008
          EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
          Looe Estuary.
          11.00am to 1.00pm.
          Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
          Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
          Cost: �2. Booking essential.
          Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
          Leader: Mark Camp.
          Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




          Friday 9th May 2008
          BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
          Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
          Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
          Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
          Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
          There will be a �2 charge
          Places limited so please book early.
          Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
          Leader: Martin Summers
          Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



          Saturday 10th May 2008
          MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
          Falmouth
          Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
          Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
          2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
          �25 per person (10% to CWT).
          Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
          No disabled access.
          Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




          Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
          WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
          West Cornwall
          Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
          Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
          Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
          3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
          Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
          4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
          Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
          Leader: Rory Goodall
          Contact 01736 811200 to book.
          Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



          Sunday 11th May 2008
          SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
          Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
          2.30pm to 4.30pm.
          Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
          Botanical stroll.
          Booking preferred.
          �2 but HMCG members & children free.
          Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
          Leader: Keith Spurgin.
          Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
          Organised by Helford MC Group.



          Sunday 11th May 2008
          CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
          Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
          06.00am to 08.00am.
          Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
          Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
          Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
          Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
          Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
          Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
          Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
          Organised by ERCCIS.




          Monday 12th May 2008
          MEMBERS EVENING
          Allet
          7:30 pm
          Organised by Photographic Group




          Saturday, 17th May 2008
          WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
          Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
          11.00-12.30
          Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
          Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
          Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
          Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
          Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
          Leader: Alison Forward
          Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



          Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
          WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
          West Cornwall
          Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
          Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
          Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
          3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
          Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
          4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
          Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
          Leader: Rory Goodall
          Contact 01736 811200 to book.
          Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



          Sunday 18th May 2008
          SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
          Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
          6.00am start.
          Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
          You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
          This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
          Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
          Leader: Dave Conway.



          Sunday 18th May 2008
          SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
          Ladock Wood.
          6.00am.
          Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
          You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
          This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
          Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
          Leader: Dave Thomas.



          Sunday 18th May 2008
          SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
          Hayle River.
          6.00am start.
          Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
          You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
          This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
          Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
          Leader: Roy Phillips.



          Sunday 18th May 2008
          SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
          Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
          6.00am.
          Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
          Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
          You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
          Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
          This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
          Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
          Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




          Sunday 18th May 2008
          SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
          Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
          6.00am.
          Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
          You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
          Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
          This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
          Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
          Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




          Monday 19th May 2008
          SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
          The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
          10.00am to 12.30am
          Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
          A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
          Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




          Wednesday 21st May 2008
          COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
          Lantic Bay.
          6.00pm start
          An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
          We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
          Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
          Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
          Leader: Ian Bennalick.
          All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
          Organised by Restormel Group.



          Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
          WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
          West Cornwall
          Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
          Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
          Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
          3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
          Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
          4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
          Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
          Leader: Rory Goodall
          Contact 01736 811200 to book.
          Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



          Saturday, 24th May 2008
          FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
          Stithians Lake, Wendron
          10.00 � 16.00
          Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
          Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
          There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
          Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
          Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
          This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
          Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
          Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



          Sunday, 25th May 2008
          LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
          Kit Hill, Callington
          10.30am
          Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
          Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
          Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
          Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
          Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



          Sunday 25th May 2008
          DAWN CHORUS MEETING
          Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
          6.00am.
          An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
          Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
          Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
          All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
          Leader: local birding expert.
          Organised by Restormel group



          Wednesday 28th May 2008
          FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
          Falmouth.
          Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
          This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
          Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
          Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
          Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
          No disabled access.
          Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
          Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
          Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



          Wednesday, 28th May 2008
          BECOME AN OTTER CUB
          Mylor Bridge
          10.30 -12.00
          Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
          She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
          Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
          Suitable for all ages with adult help.
          Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
          Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
          Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



          Thursday 29th May 2008
          ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
          St Georges Island, Looe
          10am to 12.30pm
          A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
          Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
          Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
          Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
          This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
          Leader: Gary Lewis.
          Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




          Thursday 29th May 2008
          MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
          St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
          10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
          Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
          Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
          Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
          Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
          Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
          Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
          Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



          Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
          WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
          West Cornwall
          Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
          Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
          Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
          3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
          Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
          4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
          Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
          Leader: Rory Goodall
          Contact 01736 811200 to book.
          Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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            Useful websites:

            Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

            Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

            Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

            Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

            Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
            http://www.cbwps.org.uk

            Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

            Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

            Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

            Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

            Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

            National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

            This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

            West Cornwall Badger Group:
            http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

            West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
            http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

            Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

            Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
            Children must be accompanied by adults.
            Saturday 3rd May 2008
            DAWN CHORUS
            Poundstock
            5.00am
            Meet at Poundstock church car park
            Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
            Cost �4.00. Please book.
            Bring good shoes
            Leader: Tim Dingle
            Organised by Tamar group




            Saturday 3rd May 2008
            WALK AT ST LOY
            2.30pm
            Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
            Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
            Refreshments may be available.
            Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
            Organised by Penwith Group



            Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
            West Cornwall
            Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
            Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
            Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
            3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
            Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
            4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
            Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
            Leader: Rory Goodall
            Contact 01736 811200 to book.
            Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



            Sunday 4th May 2008
            PHOTOGRAPHY
            Godrevy
            10.00am start
            Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
            We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
            Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
            Leader: David Chapman.
            Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
            Organised by Photographic Group.
            No disabled access.



            Monday 5th May 2008
            EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
            Looe Estuary.
            11.00am to 1.00pm.
            Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
            Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
            Cost: �2. Booking essential.
            Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
            Leader: Mark Camp.
            Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




            Friday 9th May 2008
            BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
            Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
            Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
            Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
            There will be a �2 charge
            Places limited so please book early.
            Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
            Leader: Martin Summers
            Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



            Saturday 10th May 2008
            MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
            Falmouth
            Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
            Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
            2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
            �25 per person (10% to CWT).
            Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
            No disabled access.
            Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




            Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
            West Cornwall
            Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
            Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
            Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
            3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
            Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
            4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
            Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
            Leader: Rory Goodall
            Contact 01736 811200 to book.
            Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



            Sunday 11th May 2008
            SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
            Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
            2.30pm to 4.30pm.
            Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
            Botanical stroll.
            Booking preferred.
            �2 but HMCG members & children free.
            Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
            Leader: Keith Spurgin.
            Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
            Organised by Helford MC Group.



            Sunday 11th May 2008
            CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
            Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
            06.00am to 08.00am.
            Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
            Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
            Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
            Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
            Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
            Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
            Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
            Organised by ERCCIS.




            Monday 12th May 2008
            MEMBERS EVENING
            Allet
            7:30 pm
            Organised by Photographic Group




            Saturday, 17th May 2008
            WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
            Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
            11.00-12.30
            Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
            Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
            Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
            Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
            Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
            Leader: Alison Forward
            Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



            Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
            West Cornwall
            Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
            Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
            Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
            3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
            Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
            4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
            Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
            Leader: Rory Goodall
            Contact 01736 811200 to book.
            Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



            Sunday 18th May 2008
            SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
            Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
            6.00am start.
            Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
            You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
            This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
            Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
            Leader: Dave Conway.



            Sunday 18th May 2008
            SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
            Ladock Wood.
            6.00am.
            Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
            You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
            This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
            Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
            Leader: Dave Thomas.



            Sunday 18th May 2008
            SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
            Hayle River.
            6.00am start.
            Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
            You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
            This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
            Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
            Leader: Roy Phillips.



            Sunday 18th May 2008
            SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
            Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
            6.00am.
            Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
            Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
            You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
            Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
            This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
            Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
            Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




            Sunday 18th May 2008
            SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
            Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
            6.00am.
            Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
            You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
            Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
            This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
            Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
            Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




            Monday 19th May 2008
            SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
            The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
            10.00am to 12.30am
            Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
            A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
            Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




            Wednesday 21st May 2008
            COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
            Lantic Bay.
            6.00pm start
            An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
            We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
            Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
            Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
            Leader: Ian Bennalick.
            All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
            Organised by Restormel Group.



            Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
            West Cornwall
            Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
            Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
            Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
            3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
            Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
            4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
            Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
            Leader: Rory Goodall
            Contact 01736 811200 to book.
            Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



            Saturday, 24th May 2008
            FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
            Stithians Lake, Wendron
            10.00 � 16.00
            Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
            Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
            There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
            Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
            Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
            This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
            Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
            Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



            Sunday, 25th May 2008
            LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
            Kit Hill, Callington
            10.30am
            Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
            Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
            Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
            Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
            Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



            Sunday 25th May 2008
            DAWN CHORUS MEETING
            Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
            6.00am.
            An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
            Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
            Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
            All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
            Leader: local birding expert.
            Organised by Restormel group



            Wednesday 28th May 2008
            FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
            Falmouth.
            Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
            This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
            Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
            Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
            Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
            No disabled access.
            Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
            Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
            Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



            Wednesday, 28th May 2008
            BECOME AN OTTER CUB
            Mylor Bridge
            10.30 -12.00
            Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
            She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
            Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
            Suitable for all ages with adult help.
            Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
            Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
            Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



            Thursday 29th May 2008
            ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
            St Georges Island, Looe
            10am to 12.30pm
            A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
            Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
            Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
            Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
            This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
            Leader: Gary Lewis.
            Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




            Thursday 29th May 2008
            MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
            St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
            10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
            Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
            Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
            Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
            Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
            Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
            Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
            Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



            Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
            West Cornwall
            Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
            Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
            Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
            3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
            Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
            4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
            Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
            Leader: Rory Goodall
            Contact 01736 811200 to book.
            Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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              Useful websites:

              Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

              Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

              Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

              Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

              Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
              http://www.cbwps.org.uk

              Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

              Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

              Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

              Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

              Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

              National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

              This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

              West Cornwall Badger Group:
              http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

              West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
              http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

              Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

              Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
              Children must be accompanied by adults.
              Saturday 3rd May 2008
              DAWN CHORUS
              Poundstock
              5.00am
              Meet at Poundstock church car park
              Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
              Cost �4.00. Please book.
              Bring good shoes
              Leader: Tim Dingle
              Organised by Tamar group




              Saturday 3rd May 2008
              WALK AT ST LOY
              2.30pm
              Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
              Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
              Refreshments may be available.
              Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
              Organised by Penwith Group



              Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
              West Cornwall
              Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
              Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
              Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
              3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
              Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
              4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
              Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
              Leader: Rory Goodall
              Contact 01736 811200 to book.
              Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



              Sunday 4th May 2008
              PHOTOGRAPHY
              Godrevy
              10.00am start
              Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
              We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
              Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
              Leader: David Chapman.
              Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
              Organised by Photographic Group.
              No disabled access.



              Monday 5th May 2008
              EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
              Looe Estuary.
              11.00am to 1.00pm.
              Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
              Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
              Cost: �2. Booking essential.
              Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
              Leader: Mark Camp.
              Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




              Friday 9th May 2008
              BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
              Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
              Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
              Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
              There will be a �2 charge
              Places limited so please book early.
              Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
              Leader: Martin Summers
              Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



              Saturday 10th May 2008
              MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
              Falmouth
              Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
              Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
              2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
              �25 per person (10% to CWT).
              Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
              No disabled access.
              Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




              Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
              West Cornwall
              Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
              Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
              Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
              3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
              Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
              4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
              Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
              Leader: Rory Goodall
              Contact 01736 811200 to book.
              Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



              Sunday 11th May 2008
              SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
              Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
              2.30pm to 4.30pm.
              Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
              Botanical stroll.
              Booking preferred.
              �2 but HMCG members & children free.
              Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
              Leader: Keith Spurgin.
              Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
              Organised by Helford MC Group.



              Sunday 11th May 2008
              CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
              Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
              06.00am to 08.00am.
              Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
              Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
              Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
              Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
              Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
              Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
              Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
              Organised by ERCCIS.




              Monday 12th May 2008
              MEMBERS EVENING
              Allet
              7:30 pm
              Organised by Photographic Group




              Saturday, 17th May 2008
              WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
              Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
              11.00-12.30
              Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
              Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
              Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
              Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
              Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
              Leader: Alison Forward
              Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



              Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
              West Cornwall
              Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
              Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
              Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
              3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
              Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
              4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
              Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
              Leader: Rory Goodall
              Contact 01736 811200 to book.
              Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



              Sunday 18th May 2008
              SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
              Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
              6.00am start.
              Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
              You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
              This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
              Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
              Leader: Dave Conway.



              Sunday 18th May 2008
              SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
              Ladock Wood.
              6.00am.
              Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
              You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
              This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
              Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
              Leader: Dave Thomas.



              Sunday 18th May 2008
              SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
              Hayle River.
              6.00am start.
              Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
              You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
              This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
              Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
              Leader: Roy Phillips.



              Sunday 18th May 2008
              SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
              Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
              6.00am.
              Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
              Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
              You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
              Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
              This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
              Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
              Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




              Sunday 18th May 2008
              SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
              Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
              6.00am.
              Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
              You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
              Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
              This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
              Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
              Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




              Monday 19th May 2008
              SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
              The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
              10.00am to 12.30am
              Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
              A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
              Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




              Wednesday 21st May 2008
              COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
              Lantic Bay.
              6.00pm start
              An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
              We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
              Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
              Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
              Leader: Ian Bennalick.
              All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
              Organised by Restormel Group.



              Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
              West Cornwall
              Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
              Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
              Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
              3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
              Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
              4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
              Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
              Leader: Rory Goodall
              Contact 01736 811200 to book.
              Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



              Saturday, 24th May 2008
              FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
              Stithians Lake, Wendron
              10.00 � 16.00
              Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
              Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
              There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
              Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
              Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
              This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
              Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
              Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



              Sunday, 25th May 2008
              LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
              Kit Hill, Callington
              10.30am
              Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
              Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
              Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
              Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
              Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



              Sunday 25th May 2008
              DAWN CHORUS MEETING
              Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
              6.00am.
              An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
              Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
              Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
              All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
              Leader: local birding expert.
              Organised by Restormel group



              Wednesday 28th May 2008
              FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
              Falmouth.
              Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
              This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
              Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
              Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
              Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
              No disabled access.
              Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
              Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
              Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



              Wednesday, 28th May 2008
              BECOME AN OTTER CUB
              Mylor Bridge
              10.30 -12.00
              Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
              She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
              Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
              Suitable for all ages with adult help.
              Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
              Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
              Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



              Thursday 29th May 2008
              ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
              St Georges Island, Looe
              10am to 12.30pm
              A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
              Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
              Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
              Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
              This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
              Leader: Gary Lewis.
              Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




              Thursday 29th May 2008
              MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
              St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
              10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
              Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
              Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
              Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
              Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
              Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
              Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
              Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



              Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
              West Cornwall
              Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
              Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
              Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
              3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
              Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
              4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
              Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
              Leader: Rory Goodall
              Contact 01736 811200 to book.
              Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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                Hi,

                This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will also encourage members to contribute to the discussions and also use the other facilities open to them.

                Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
                about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

                Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

                To send messages to the list send them to CornishWildlife@yahoogroups.com
                they will then be distributed to all the list members.

                It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
                themselves to the other list members after they join. It is always
                interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
                other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

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                Useful websites:

                Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                West Cornwall Badger Group:
                http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
                Children must be accompanied by adults.
                Saturday 3rd May 2008
                DAWN CHORUS
                Poundstock
                5.00am
                Meet at Poundstock church car park
                Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
                Cost �4.00. Please book.
                Bring good shoes
                Leader: Tim Dingle
                Organised by Tamar group




                Saturday 3rd May 2008
                WALK AT ST LOY
                2.30pm
                Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
                Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
                Refreshments may be available.
                Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
                Organised by Penwith Group



                Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                West Cornwall
                Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                Leader: Rory Goodall
                Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                Sunday 4th May 2008
                PHOTOGRAPHY
                Godrevy
                10.00am start
                Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
                We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
                Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
                Leader: David Chapman.
                Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
                Organised by Photographic Group.
                No disabled access.



                Monday 5th May 2008
                EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
                Looe Estuary.
                11.00am to 1.00pm.
                Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
                Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
                Cost: �2. Booking essential.
                Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
                Leader: Mark Camp.
                Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                Friday 9th May 2008
                BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
                Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
                There will be a �2 charge
                Places limited so please book early.
                Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
                Leader: Martin Summers
                Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



                Saturday 10th May 2008
                MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
                Falmouth
                Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
                Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
                2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
                �25 per person (10% to CWT).
                Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
                No disabled access.
                Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




                Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                West Cornwall
                Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                Leader: Rory Goodall
                Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                Sunday 11th May 2008
                SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
                Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
                2.30pm to 4.30pm.
                Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
                Botanical stroll.
                Booking preferred.
                �2 but HMCG members & children free.
                Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
                Leader: Keith Spurgin.
                Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
                Organised by Helford MC Group.



                Sunday 11th May 2008
                CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
                06.00am to 08.00am.
                Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
                Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
                Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
                Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
                Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
                Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
                Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
                Organised by ERCCIS.




                Monday 12th May 2008
                MEMBERS EVENING
                Allet
                7:30 pm
                Organised by Photographic Group




                Saturday, 17th May 2008
                WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
                Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
                11.00-12.30
                Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
                Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
                Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
                Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
                Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
                Leader: Alison Forward
                Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



                Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                West Cornwall
                Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                Leader: Rory Goodall
                Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                Sunday 18th May 2008
                SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
                6.00am start.
                Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
                You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
                Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                Leader: Dave Conway.



                Sunday 18th May 2008
                SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                Ladock Wood.
                6.00am.
                Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
                You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
                Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                Leader: Dave Thomas.



                Sunday 18th May 2008
                SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                Hayle River.
                6.00am start.
                Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
                You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
                This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
                Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                Leader: Roy Phillips.



                Sunday 18th May 2008
                SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
                6.00am.
                Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
                Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
                You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
                Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




                Sunday 18th May 2008
                SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
                6.00am.
                Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
                You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




                Monday 19th May 2008
                SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
                The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
                10.00am to 12.30am
                Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
                A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
                Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




                Wednesday 21st May 2008
                COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
                Lantic Bay.
                6.00pm start
                An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
                We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
                Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
                Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
                Leader: Ian Bennalick.
                All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                Organised by Restormel Group.



                Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                West Cornwall
                Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                Leader: Rory Goodall
                Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                Saturday, 24th May 2008
                FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
                Stithians Lake, Wendron
                10.00 � 16.00
                Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
                Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
                There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
                Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
                Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
                This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
                Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
                Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



                Sunday, 25th May 2008
                LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
                Kit Hill, Callington
                10.30am
                Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
                Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
                Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
                Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
                Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



                Sunday 25th May 2008
                DAWN CHORUS MEETING
                Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
                6.00am.
                An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
                Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
                All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                Leader: local birding expert.
                Organised by Restormel group



                Wednesday 28th May 2008
                FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
                Falmouth.
                Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
                This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
                Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
                Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
                Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
                No disabled access.
                Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
                Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
                Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



                Wednesday, 28th May 2008
                BECOME AN OTTER CUB
                Mylor Bridge
                10.30 -12.00
                Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
                She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
                Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
                Suitable for all ages with adult help.
                Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
                Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
                Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



                Thursday 29th May 2008
                ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
                St Georges Island, Looe
                10am to 12.30pm
                A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
                Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
                Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
                Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
                This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
                Leader: Gary Lewis.
                Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                Thursday 29th May 2008
                MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
                St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
                10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
                Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
                Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
                Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
                Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
                Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
                Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
                Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



                Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                West Cornwall
                Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                Leader: Rory Goodall
                Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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                  Useful websites:

                  Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                  Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                  Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                  Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                  Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                  http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                  Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                  Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                  Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                  Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                  National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                  This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                  West Cornwall Badger Group:
                  http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                  West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                  http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                  Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                  Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
                  Children must be accompanied by adults.
                  Saturday 3rd May 2008
                  DAWN CHORUS
                  Poundstock
                  5.00am
                  Meet at Poundstock church car park
                  Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
                  Cost �4.00. Please book.
                  Bring good shoes
                  Leader: Tim Dingle
                  Organised by Tamar group




                  Saturday 3rd May 2008
                  WALK AT ST LOY
                  2.30pm
                  Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
                  Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
                  Refreshments may be available.
                  Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
                  Organised by Penwith Group



                  Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                  West Cornwall
                  Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                  Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                  Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                  3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                  Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                  4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                  Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                  Leader: Rory Goodall
                  Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                  Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                  Sunday 4th May 2008
                  PHOTOGRAPHY
                  Godrevy
                  10.00am start
                  Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
                  We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
                  Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
                  Leader: David Chapman.
                  Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.
                  No disabled access.



                  Monday 5th May 2008
                  EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
                  Looe Estuary.
                  11.00am to 1.00pm.
                  Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
                  Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
                  Cost: �2. Booking essential.
                  Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
                  Leader: Mark Camp.
                  Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                  Friday 9th May 2008
                  BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                  Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
                  Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                  Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
                  There will be a �2 charge
                  Places limited so please book early.
                  Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
                  Leader: Martin Summers
                  Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



                  Saturday 10th May 2008
                  MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
                  Falmouth
                  Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
                  Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
                  2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
                  �25 per person (10% to CWT).
                  Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
                  No disabled access.
                  Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




                  Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                  West Cornwall
                  Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                  Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                  Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                  3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                  Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                  4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                  Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                  Leader: Rory Goodall
                  Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                  Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                  Sunday 11th May 2008
                  SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
                  Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
                  2.30pm to 4.30pm.
                  Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
                  Botanical stroll.
                  Booking preferred.
                  �2 but HMCG members & children free.
                  Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
                  Leader: Keith Spurgin.
                  Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
                  Organised by Helford MC Group.



                  Sunday 11th May 2008
                  CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                  Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
                  06.00am to 08.00am.
                  Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
                  Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
                  Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
                  Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
                  Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
                  Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
                  Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
                  Organised by ERCCIS.




                  Monday 12th May 2008
                  MEMBERS EVENING
                  Allet
                  7:30 pm
                  Organised by Photographic Group




                  Saturday, 17th May 2008
                  WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
                  Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
                  11.00-12.30
                  Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
                  Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
                  Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
                  Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
                  Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
                  Leader: Alison Forward
                  Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



                  Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                  West Cornwall
                  Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                  Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                  Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                  3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                  Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                  4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                  Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                  Leader: Rory Goodall
                  Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                  Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                  Sunday 18th May 2008
                  SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                  Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
                  6.00am start.
                  Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
                  You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                  This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
                  Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                  Leader: Dave Conway.



                  Sunday 18th May 2008
                  SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                  Ladock Wood.
                  6.00am.
                  Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
                  You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                  This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
                  Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                  Leader: Dave Thomas.



                  Sunday 18th May 2008
                  SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                  Hayle River.
                  6.00am start.
                  Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
                  You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
                  This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
                  Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                  Leader: Roy Phillips.



                  Sunday 18th May 2008
                  SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                  Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
                  6.00am.
                  Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
                  Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
                  You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                  Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                  This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
                  Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                  Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




                  Sunday 18th May 2008
                  SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                  Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
                  6.00am.
                  Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
                  You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                  Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                  This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                  Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                  Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




                  Monday 19th May 2008
                  SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
                  The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
                  10.00am to 12.30am
                  Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
                  A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
                  Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




                  Wednesday 21st May 2008
                  COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
                  Lantic Bay.
                  6.00pm start
                  An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
                  We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
                  Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
                  Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
                  Leader: Ian Bennalick.
                  All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                  Organised by Restormel Group.



                  Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                  West Cornwall
                  Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                  Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                  Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                  3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                  Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                  4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                  Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                  Leader: Rory Goodall
                  Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                  Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                  Saturday, 24th May 2008
                  FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
                  Stithians Lake, Wendron
                  10.00 � 16.00
                  Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
                  Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
                  There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
                  Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
                  Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
                  This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
                  Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
                  Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



                  Sunday, 25th May 2008
                  LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
                  Kit Hill, Callington
                  10.30am
                  Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
                  Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
                  Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
                  Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
                  Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



                  Sunday 25th May 2008
                  DAWN CHORUS MEETING
                  Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
                  6.00am.
                  An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                  Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
                  Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
                  All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                  Leader: local birding expert.
                  Organised by Restormel group



                  Wednesday 28th May 2008
                  FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
                  Falmouth.
                  Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
                  This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
                  Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
                  Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
                  Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
                  No disabled access.
                  Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
                  Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
                  Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



                  Wednesday, 28th May 2008
                  BECOME AN OTTER CUB
                  Mylor Bridge
                  10.30 -12.00
                  Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
                  She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
                  Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
                  Suitable for all ages with adult help.
                  Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
                  Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
                  Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



                  Thursday 29th May 2008
                  ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
                  St Georges Island, Looe
                  10am to 12.30pm
                  A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
                  Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
                  Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
                  Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
                  This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
                  Leader: Gary Lewis.
                  Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                  Thursday 29th May 2008
                  MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
                  St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
                  10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
                  Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
                  Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
                  Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
                  Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
                  Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
                  Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
                  Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



                  Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                  West Cornwall
                  Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                  Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                  Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                  3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                  Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                  4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                  Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                  Leader: Rory Goodall
                  Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                  Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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                    Useful websites:

                    Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                    Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                    Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                    Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                    Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                    http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                    Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                    Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                    Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                    Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                    National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                    This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                    West Cornwall Badger Group:
                    http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                    West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                    http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                    Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                    Wildlife Events in Cornwall - May 2008
                    Children must be accompanied by adults.
                    Saturday 3rd May 2008
                    DAWN CHORUS
                    Poundstock
                    5.00am
                    Meet at Poundstock church car park
                    Walk to listen to dawn chorus, with breakfast afterwards.
                    Cost �4.00. Please book.
                    Bring good shoes
                    Leader: Tim Dingle
                    Organised by Tamar group




                    Saturday 3rd May 2008
                    WALK AT ST LOY
                    2.30pm
                    Walk down through the bluebell woodland to the sea.
                    Meet at top of valley where there is limited parking (SW419238)
                    Refreshments may be available.
                    Some stiles and some gentle scrambling.
                    Organised by Penwith Group



                    Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May 2008
                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                    West Cornwall
                    Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                    Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                    Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                    3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                    Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                    4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                    Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                    Leader: Rory Goodall
                    Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                    Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                    Sunday 4th May 2008
                    PHOTOGRAPHY
                    Godrevy
                    10.00am start
                    Meet at the car park at Godrevy Point (SW582430)
                    We will photograph the wild flowers of the coast.
                    Bring camera, tripod, packed lunch, boots and sensible clothing.
                    Leader: David Chapman.
                    Please phone the day before to check the event will go ahead.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.
                    No disabled access.



                    Monday 5th May 2008
                    EXPLORING THE ESTUARY
                    Looe Estuary.
                    11.00am to 1.00pm.
                    Meet at the Slipway, Mill Pool Car Park, West Looe (SX 253537).
                    Up the river and into the mud, a chance to explore the Looe estuary through walking, scrambling and digging!
                    Cost: �2. Booking essential.
                    Please wear waterproof and warm clothing and sensible shoes that can get muddy!
                    Leader: Mark Camp.
                    Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                    Friday 9th May 2008
                    BATS, FOLKLORE, PLANT HISTORY
                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                    Start: 6.30pm Bats: 8.30pm
                    Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                    Botany walk, including plant history and folklore, followed by a bat awareness evening.
                    There will be a �2 charge
                    Places limited so please book early.
                    Bring appropriate footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs.
                    Leader: Martin Summers
                    Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash



                    Saturday 10th May 2008
                    MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
                    Falmouth
                    Start 2.00 to 4.00pm
                    Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office Behind National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
                    2 hour marine safari in search of seals, birds, dolphins, whales and any other wildlife around Falmouth Bay.
                    �25 per person (10% to CWT).
                    Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]
                    No disabled access.
                    Only 12 places available so pre booking required.




                    Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May 2008
                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                    West Cornwall
                    Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                    Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                    Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                    3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                    Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                    4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                    Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                    Leader: Rory Goodall
                    Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                    Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                    Sunday 11th May 2008
                    SPRINGTIME FLOWERS, WOODS AND WATER
                    Merthen Quay fields and woods, Helford River.
                    2.30pm to 4.30pm.
                    Merthen Manor access track - sign-posted from Gweek to Port Navas road (* SW725268) (road * SW725279).
                    Botanical stroll.
                    Booking preferred.
                    �2 but HMCG members & children free.
                    Wear robust footwear and outdoor clothes.
                    Leader: Keith Spurgin.
                    Disabled access probably not possible on uneven, narrow, muddy track.
                    Organised by Helford MC Group.



                    Sunday 11th May 2008
                    CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                    Draynes Wood, near St Cleer.
                    06.00am to 08.00am.
                    Meet at the free car park at Golitha Falls (SX 227689).
                    Come on an early morning walk through one of the most beautiful woods in Cornwall, following the river as we look and listen for willow warblers, chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers, song-thrush, dippers, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
                    Suitable for families with children over 8yrs of age.
                    Please note that this event will not run if it is raining because the birds won�t be out.
                    Wear Wellington boots and bring binoculars and bird ID books if you have them.
                    Leader: Gary Lewis (Record Centre manager).
                    Booking essential as places are limited to 12, so ring leader on 01872 273939 x 247.
                    Organised by ERCCIS.




                    Monday 12th May 2008
                    MEMBERS EVENING
                    Allet
                    7:30 pm
                    Organised by Photographic Group




                    Saturday, 17th May 2008
                    WOODLAND MATCHBOX TREASURES
                    Five Acres Nature Reserve, Allet, Truro
                    11.00-12.30
                    Come and explore our wonderful wood and collect a matchbox book of natural treasures to take home as a memento.
                    Wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear.
                    Suitable for all ages with adult help and the paths are wheelchair-friendly.
                    Meet in the reserve car park (SW 794 486)
                    Booking preferred so phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203.
                    Leader: Alison Forward
                    Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Walk in the Woods Week.



                    Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2008
                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                    West Cornwall
                    Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                    Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                    Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                    3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                    Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                    4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                    Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                    Leader: Rory Goodall
                    Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                    Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                    Sunday 18th May 2008
                    SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                    Cabilla Woods Nature Reserve.
                    6.00am start.
                    Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill (SX 128652)
                    You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                    This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS, and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable.
                    Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if it is wet.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                    Leader: Dave Conway.



                    Sunday 18th May 2008
                    SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                    Ladock Wood.
                    6.00am.
                    Meet at the Ladock Wood car park, between Mitchell and Ladock (SW 884516).
                    You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at this event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                    This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS and we should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch, if the weather is favourable.
                    Please note that dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars, and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                    Leader: Dave Thomas.



                    Sunday 18th May 2008
                    SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                    Hayle River.
                    6.00am start.
                    Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church (SW 560351).
                    You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show, bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England. Here in Cornwall, a local wildlife expert will be at this early morning riverside walk to show you the local and migrant birds.
                    This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. .
                    Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars and all are welcome as ideal for beginners.
                    Leader: Roy Phillips.



                    Sunday 18th May 2008
                    SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                    Marazion Marsh nature Reserve
                    6.00am.
                    Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
                    Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan's Cafe. SW513311
                    You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                    Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                    This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. We expect to see/hear Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti's Warbler plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting.
                    Please note dawn chorus meetings will be cancelled if wet.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                    Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator




                    Sunday 18th May 2008
                    SPRINGWATCH DAWN CHORUS
                    Respryn Wood National Trust Reserve nr. Lanhydrock House
                    6.00am.
                    Meet at National Trust Respryn car park, pay in donations box. SX098636
                    You have all seen the BBC Springwatch TV show bringing you shots of the wildlife that can be seen all around England.
                    Here in Cornwall a local wildlife expert will be at the event to show you the local and migrant birds.
                    This is a joint meeting with the CBWPS. An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                    Please note dawn chorus meeting will be cancelled if wet.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                    Leader local birding expert Sid Cole




                    Monday 19th May 2008
                    SOCIAL AND LOCAL VISIT
                    The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland
                    10.00am to 12.30am
                    Meet at The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland in village centre opp PO. SX36017445
                    A coffee then visit to a local site of wildlife interest at 10.30
                    Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




                    Wednesday 21st May 2008
                    COASTAL WILD FLOWER WALK
                    Lantic Bay.
                    6.00pm start
                    An evening walk with our wildflower expert to see the varied flora of this beautiful Cornish coastline with a shingle beach.
                    We should see Maidenhair Fern, Sea Kale, and early spring flowers.
                    Bring suitable footwear as the cliff path is steep in places.
                    Meet at the National Trust Car Park, south east of Lanteglos Church. (SX149513)
                    Leader: Ian Bennalick.
                    All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                    Organised by Restormel Group.



                    Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May 2008
                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                    West Cornwall
                    Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                    Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                    Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                    3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                    Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                    4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                    Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                    Leader: Rory Goodall
                    Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                    Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.



                    Saturday, 24th May 2008
                    FLY FISHING FOR NOVICES
                    Stithians Lake, Wendron
                    10.00 � 16.00
                    Come and try your hand at FREE fly fishing for trout with expert tuition in the beautiful setting of Stithians Reservoir near Redruth.
                    Because we want you to master this skilled form of fishing and, hopefully, catch something to take home for your tea, numbers are limited to 16 per day to allow for individual tuition by our qualified instructors.
                    There will also be the opportunity to do some pond-dipping afterwards to see what food the trout eat naturally, so bring your net if you have one.
                    Wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather on the day, bring a pair of eye glasses or sunglasses for protection of your eyes (although safety glasses will be available if needed) and bring a packed lunch and hot drink.
                    Book early, by phoning Kirstie on 01872 273939 x 203, to find out where and when to meet.
                    This event is to be repeated again on Sept 27th, should you not be able to make this date.
                    Leaders Annie & Gary Champion (AAGAI master)
                    Organised for Out & About Club (11-14yr olds only) with support from the Environment Agency and South west Lakes Trust.



                    Sunday, 25th May 2008
                    LOOKING AT WILDLIFE HABITATS
                    Kit Hill, Callington
                    10.30am
                    Come and look at the varied wildlife habitats on Kit Hill, including the SSSI quarry.
                    Bring a packed lunch and wear stout shoes.
                    Booking essential so phone 01579 370411
                    Meet in the summit car park (SX 375714)
                    Organised by the Mid-Tamar Valley Group



                    Sunday 25th May 2008
                    DAWN CHORUS MEETING
                    Respryn wood NT reserve nr Lanhydrock house. (SX098636.)
                    6.00am.
                    An early morning, riverside woodland walk to hear the spring dawn chorus. With luck we might also see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher.
                    Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
                    Meet at Respryn NT car park and pay in donations box.
                    All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
                    Leader: local birding expert.
                    Organised by Restormel group



                    Wednesday 28th May 2008
                    FAL RIVER FESTIVAL SHORE AND MARINE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
                    Falmouth.
                    Start 1.00pm and finish 5.00pm.
                    This experience is aimed at young people aged 7-16yrs and will include shore exploration with a marine scientist, followed by a 2 hour river exploration boat trip.
                    Price �30 per child (10% to CWT).
                    Only 12 places available so pre-booking required.
                    Bring waterproofs, warm clothing and suitable footwear.
                    No disabled access.
                    Meet at Orca Sea Safaris office behind the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
                    Leaders: Dr Joanna Henley & Matt McLeod
                    Organised by Orca Sea Safaris Wildlife Marine Cruises [www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk]



                    Wednesday, 28th May 2008
                    BECOME AN OTTER CUB
                    Mylor Bridge
                    10.30 -12.00
                    Come and have fun learning about this fascinating creature by playing games with our otter expert.
                    She will show you how to look for signs of this elusive predator so that you can become an otter spotter in your home area.
                    Wear suitable footwear and bring binoculars, if you have them.
                    Suitable for all ages with adult help.
                    Booking essential so Phone Kirstie on 01872 273939 X 203 to find out where to meet.
                    Leader: Kate Stokes (CWT�s Water for Wildlife Officer)
                    Organised for Fox Club as part of the Fal River Festival .



                    Thursday 29th May 2008
                    ST GEORGES SEA BIRDS
                    St Georges Island, Looe
                    10am to 12.30pm
                    A talk and walk by a seabird expert on the wonderful and diverse bird life that lives on and visits Looe Island.
                    Cost: �7.50 (�5 boat trip, �2.50 landing fee) Booking essential.
                    Please wear sensible, warm clothing and bring food and drink as this is not available on the island.
                    Meet at 9.45am outside the Life Boat Station on East Looe seafront (SX255530) as the boat will leave at 10am prompt.
                    This trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.
                    Leader: Gary Lewis.
                    Organised by Looe�s Marine Heritage Project and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.




                    Thursday 29th May 2008
                    MINIBEAST SAFARI IN THE CHURCHYARD
                    St Winwaloe�s Church, Poundstock.
                    10.00am start finish approx 12.30 /1.00pm.
                    Rachael Young will take us on a minibeast safari in the churchyard. This event is geared at adults as well as children and we will discuss some management issues in the churchyard and the importance of diversity as we go.
                    Robert Moor will also give a demonstration of the God�s Acre Trimmer, a cutting machine designed specifically for churchyards.
                    Meet at St Winwaloe church (SX203995)
                    Bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
                    Leaders: Robert Moor and Rachael Young.
                    Booking essential so contact Robert on 01872 272929 .
                    Organised by Cornwall�s Living Churchyard Project.



                    Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2008
                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                    West Cornwall
                    Times vary daily so call 01736 811200 for details or see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
                    Meet at Albert Pier or Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW 477 303)
                    Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the lookout for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish, resident and seasonal Birds.
                    3 hour trip costs �35 adults, �25 children (over 10yrs and under 15yrs).
                    Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
                    4 hour trip costs �30 adults, �20 children. (10% of fares donated to CWT)
                    Bring warm, water-proof clothing and boots for the land tours as short walks are part of the itinerary, and cameras, binoculars, snacks and a drink.
                    Leader: Rory Goodall
                    Contact 01736 811200 to book.
                    Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.
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                      Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                      Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                      Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                      Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                      Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                      http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                      Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                      Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                      Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                      Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                      Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                      National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                      This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                      West Cornwall Badger Group:
                      http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                      West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                      http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                      Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links
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                        Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
                        about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

                        Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

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                        It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
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                        interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
                        other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

                        You can submit your URL's for everyone to share by going to our homepage at:
                        http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cornishwildlife

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                        Cornish Wildlife.


                        Useful websites:

                        Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                        Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                        Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                        Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                        Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                        http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                        Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                        Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                        Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                        Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                        Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                        National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                        This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                        West Cornwall Badger Group:
                        http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                        West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                        http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                        Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links
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                          other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

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                          Useful websites:

                          Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                          Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                          Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                          Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                          Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                          http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                          Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                          Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                          Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                          Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                          Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                          National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                          This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                          West Cornwall Badger Group:
                          http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                          West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                          http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                          Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links
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                            other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

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                            Useful websites:

                            Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                            Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                            Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                            Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                            Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                            http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                            Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                            Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                            Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                            Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                            Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                            National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                            This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                            West Cornwall Badger Group:
                            http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                            West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                            http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                            Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                            Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                            Diary of Events
                            April to August 2009

                            www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson


                            April:
                            Saturday 4
                            BEACH CLEAN AND TREASURE HUNT
                            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                            2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                            Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                            Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area and hunting for Easter treasure. Bring rubber gloves. Bring outdoor clothing, stout footwear, camera. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact: Hazel (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                            Sunday 5
                            SPRING FLOWERING AND BIRD NESTING
                            10.30am
                            Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                            Visit to a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Saturday 25
                            ATLANTIC ADVENTURE
                            Booking essentail
                            Penzance Harbour
                            Times and meeting places vary: contact leader
                            Exhilarating and educational marine wildlife trip on high-speed RIB. Cetaceans, seals, maybe early basking sharks, seasonal birds plus geology, history, and fantastic scenery! 2-hour trip. Cost �32 adult, �24 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Elemental Tours.

                            Saturday 11
                            WILDLIFE EASTER EGG HUNT
                            Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock
                            2.00pm
                            Meet at Woodland Valley farm: from Truro turn right in Ladock, towards school and church at top of hill turn left. Follow road for 3 miles. Farm signs on the right. Follow track to car park (SW908519)
                            Follow the clues and learn new wildlife facts to find your Easter egg. Opportunity for grown ups to visit the farm and education centre. Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Leaders: Joanna Wallis, Chris Jones, Wendy Edon. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957. Organised by Carrick Group.

                            Monday 13
                            MEMBERS� EVENING
                            Allet, near Truro
                            7.30pm
                            For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                            Tuesday 14
                            BEACH CLEAN AND SCAVENGER
                            HUNT
                            Booking essential
                            Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
                            11.00am to 12.30pm
                            Help clear the rubbish that has been washed up and then go on a fun scavenger hunt. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Wear beach shoes and bring sun screen. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club, funded by Venus Beach Caf�.

                            Sunday 26
                            WALK FROM ZENNOR TO TREVEAL
                            2.00pm
                            Meet at Zennor outside the Tinners arms (SW455385)
                            Walk to Treveal by coast path and back by inland route. About 6 km with some strenuous walking. Refreshments may be possible at Treveal. Contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                            Monday 27
                            LOCAL WALK/SOCIAL
                            10.00am
                            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                            Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Indoor social if wet.
                            Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30
                            PHASE 1 HABITAT SURVEY COURSE
                            Booking essential
                            Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, nr Truro (with site visits)
                            9.30am to 5.30pm
                            Meet at Five Acres building (SW793485)
                            Training to gain skills required to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for use in ecological impact assessment, conservation and site management planning. Bring clipboard/weather writer, notebook, wear waterproof clothing, stout footwear. Cost �23 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, course materials). Leader: Caroline Davey. Contact: Emma Wilson (01872) 245510, emma@.... Organised by Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits donated to the Trust.

                            May:

                            Saturday 2
                            WALK IN BLUEBELL WOODS
                            Booking essential
                            Near Camborne
                            12.00 noon to 2.00pm
                            Walk through the bluebells, looking for the signs of spring. Bring a picnic and we will stop by the pond to see if the swans have nested yet. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as the tracks are uneven and may be muddy. Wear warm clothing and footwear and bring something to sit on when we stop for the picnic. Leader: Anne-Marie Ellis. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club.

                            Saturday 2
                            POND LIFE AT ALLET
                            Booking essential
                            Allet
                            2.00 to 4.00pm
                            Explore the variety and delights of pond life. Wear waterproof clothing and footwear.
                            Nets provided, donations please. Leader: Mark Nicholson. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957; joannawallis@.... Organised by Carrick Group.

                            Saturday 2
                            DAWN CHORUS WALK
                            Booking essential
                            Kilminorth Woods
                            5.00am
                            Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (SX246537)
                            Enjoy the dawn chorus and identify birds from their song. Followed by the option of breakfast in a local caf�. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Donations appreciated. Leader: Derek Spooner. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                            Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23
                            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                            Booking essential
                            Penzance
                            Time of start and finish varies daily
                            Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                            Marine wildlife RIB trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsula, on the look-out for cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seasonal birds. 3-hour trip. Cost �35 adult, �25 child over 10 under 15. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                            Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24
                            WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                            Booking essential
                            Penzance
                            Time of start and finish varies daily
                            Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                            Safari-style 4 x 4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith. 4-hour trip. Cost �30 adult, �20 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200/07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                            Sunday 3
                            PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOODLAND FLOWERS
                            Lanhydrock
                            10.00am start
                            Meet in main car park (SX087643)
                            We will photograph bluebells and other woodland flowers, and possibly some early butterflies. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is going ahead. Some disabled access (phone to check). Organised by Photographic Group.

                            Sunday 3
                            CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                            Booking essential
                            Helston
                            6.00 to 8.00am
                            Early morning walk to listen for a wide range of songbirds and waterbirds. Wear good walking shoes/boots; bring bird ID books and binoculars if you have them (some available to borrow). Leader: Martin Rule. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Suitable for all ages. Path mostly wheelchair friendly. Please note that this event will not run if it is raining. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day.

                            Friday 8
                            A WALK IN THE WOODS
                            Booking essential
                            Unity Wood, Chacewater
                            10.00am
                            Meeting place confirmed on booking
                            A stroll to look for bluebells and other spring time delights. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear. Leader/contact: Caroline Viner (01872) 863246. Organised by Carrick Group.

                            Saturday 9
                            GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE EARTH!
                            10.30am
                            Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                            Part of a national soil survey by the Open Air Lab (OPAL), to see how the earth beneath our feet is changing. Learning to make tests and carry out surveys including counting earthworms. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Sunday 10
                            SPRINGTIME FLOWERS
                            Rosemullion
                            2.30 to 4.30pm
                            Meet at Mawnan Church at the end of Old Church Road TR115HY. Park by church or on roadside (SW788272)
                            Join expert botanist Keith Spurgin to discover the wealth of flowers in a stroll along the South West Coast Path from Mawnan to Rosemullion. Bring robust footwear and weatherproof clothing. Parts of the path are steep. Leader: Keith Spurgin. Contact: Martin (01326) 561952 or Margaret (01326) 221632. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                            Monday 11
                            MEMBERS� EVENING
                            Allet, near Truro
                            7.30pm
                            For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                            Saturday 16
                            WILDFLOWER WALK: PORTH JOKE, CRANTOCK
                            10.00am
                            Head towards West Pentire, Crantock, meet at turning for Treago Farm (SW784604)
                            A walk around the coast and through the sheltered Polly Joke valley to look for spring wildflowers, insects and birds with local botanist Hazel Meredith. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Contact Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Saturday 16
                            BUGS AND BEASTIES IN MINIATURE
                            Booking essential
                            Truro area
                            11.00am to 1.00pm
                            Pond-dipping and then have a close at what you�ve found under special microscopes with our experts. Prepare to be amazed! Wear outdoor clothing and shoes. Suitable for children 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Fox Club Committee and Kernow Microscopical Society. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                            Sunday 17
                            WALK TO LOE POOL FROM HELSTON
                            11.00am
                            Meet at car park on B3304 Helston to Porthleven Road just outside Helston
                            (SW652270)
                            Bring lunch, wellies or waterproof footwear and binoculars. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                            Friday 22
                            BATS IN THE AREA
                            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                            6.30pm to approx 8.30pm
                            Meet outside the Cecil Arms Public House Saltash (SX416584)
                            Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: the Warden. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                            Saturday 23
                            CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST SUMMER FETE
                            Chacewater Village Hall
                            10.30am to 3.00pm
                            Free parking at hall (SW751443)
                            Fun family day out with lots of children�s activities, wildlife experts and range of stands. Contact: Paul Statham (01872) 273939 ext 204. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                            Sunday 24
                            GEOLOGY WALK
                            Booking essential
                            From Cot to Cape in West Penwith
                            10.30am to 12.30pm
                            Meet in Lafrowda car park in St Just, near library (SW367315)
                            Open your eyes to a world long since disappeared as we explore the Cot Valley on a circular walk along the coast to Cape Cornwall. Learn about rocks and mining history. There might be the possibility of a geological boat trip (talk to your guide after the walk). Wear warm clothing, walking shoes/boots. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as ground uneven. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised for Fox Club by Elemental Tours.

                            Monday 25
                            LOCAL WALK
                            10.00am
                            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744) for a walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Tuesday 26
                            EXPLORING PLANTLIFE AT WINDMILL FARM
                            Booking essential
                            Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, near The Lizard
                            10.00am to 12.00pm
                            Meet in Windmill Farm car park (SW694152)
                            Walk around this nature reserve to learn about the special plants that only grow on the Lizard Peninsula and create a colour palate using only Mother Nature�s colours. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for all ages but ground uneven in parts Leaders: Becky House (Plantlife) and Nick Marriott (Reserves Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Plantlife for Fox Club.

                            Saturday 30
                            KILMINORTH KIDS BUG HUNT
                            Booking essential
                            10.30am
                            Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay and display car park) (SX246537)
                            A Kilminorth Kids event for 7 to 11 year olds. How many different bugs can we find in the Woods? Can we identify any of them? Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leader: Lyn Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                            June:
                            Saturday 6
                            ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                            Booking essential
                            St. Austell
                            10.30am to 12.30pm
                            Explore the wonders of a Cornish beach with evidence of past volcanoes and the last ice age. Bring beach shoes, sunscreen or waterproofs and a bucket. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Leader: Catriona Burt. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                            Sunday 7
                            ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                            Booking essential
                            Penzance
                            10.30am to 12.30pm
                            Learn fascinating facts about what lives in the rockpools. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                            Sunday 7
                            PLANTS AND THEIR TRADITIONAL USES
                            Booking essential
                            The Lizard
                            1.00 to 3.00pm
                            Learn about the special plants that grow here and what people used them for in the past. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots; bring sunscreen and water to drink. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Leader: Becky House (Plantlife). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                            Sunday 7
                            SEARCHING THE STRANDLINE
                            Booking essential
                            Carne beach, Veryan
                            11.00am
                            From Tregony take A3078 to Veryan then down to Carne Beach car park (SX907383)
                            Scavenge for natural treasures of the strandline. Games and strandline sculpture competition! Bring picnic, beach wear, bucket and spades. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Abigail Crosby. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Sunday 7
                            FULL SUMMER � BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS
                            Stoke Climsland
                            10.30am
                            Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                            Visit to local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Wednesday 10
                            EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                            Newquay Harbour
                            5.30 (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                            Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                            A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals, possibly dolphins and basking sharks.
                            Bring warm waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars, camera. Cost: �20 for adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Friday 12
                            EVENING RAMBLE
                            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                            6.30 to approx. 8.30pm
                            Meet outside Cecil Arms Public House, Saltash (SX416584)
                            Looking around the reserve at twilight. Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                            Saturday 13
                            MAKE A WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
                            Booking essential as limited spaces
                            Truro area
                            2.00 to 4.00pm
                            Walk in the woods to collect materials to put in a scrapbook made by you out of recycled paper, and spot woodland wildlife as we wander along. Wear old clothes as paper-making is a mucky business! Suitable for all ages with adult help. Paths wheelchair friendly. Leader: Amy Wynn. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                            Saturday 13
                            MINIBEAST SAFARI AND ANCIENT TREE HUNT
                            Booking essential
                            Near Penryn
                            11.00am to 1.00pm
                            Activity centre with guided nature trail, so we will see what wildlife we can find, including pond dipping and a search for huggable trees to measure and record for the Ancient Trees of Cornwall Project. Chance to explore the site further in a canoe, up a scramble net or on a zip wire with Adventure Centre staff (there is a cost for these activities). Bring outdoor clothing and shoes, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Alison Forward. Contact: Richard May, Goodygrane Quarry (01326) 340912. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                            Saturday 13
                            WALK FROM HALZEPHRON TOWARDS MULLION
                            11.00am
                            Meet at Halzephron Inn car park in the village
                            Coastal footpath walk. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                            Saturday 13
                            WILDLIFE WALK
                            Breney Common Nature Reserve
                            1.00pm
                            Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, Near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                            Afternoon nature ramble around nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds along the new extension to the Wilderness Trail. Ideal for beginners. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Leader: Warden Dell Netherton. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Sunday 21
                            HELFORD CONSERVATION CRUISE
                            Booking essential
                            Ferryboat, Helford Passage
                            3.00 to 5.30pm
                            Meet at The Ferryboat Inn jetty, Helford Passage on the north shore TR11 5LB
                            (SW764269)
                            Boat trip upriver from the mouth of the estuary with local experts, displays, children�s activities and live tanks. When advance booking please make cheques payable to �Helford MC Group� and send to Dr P Garrard, 4 Valley View, Bowling Green, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AP. Include SAE for tickets. Adults �8 and Under 18s �4. Bring weatherproof clothing. Binoculars useful. Leaders: HVMCA Group Members. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or Keith (01326) 340547. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                            Sunday 21
                            GUIDED TOUR OF LOOE ISLAND
                            Booking essential
                            East Looe
                            2.15pm
                            Meet outside the Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                            Guided tour of the magical Looe Island. See and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Bring sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food, binoculars if possible. Suitable for youngsters aged 11+. Cost: �4.50 child and �7.50 adult. Trip weather dependent. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Looe VMCA Group for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                            Monday 22
                            LOCAL WALK
                            10.00am
                            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                            A walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Saturday 27
                            THE WOODS OF THE WEST LOOE RIVER
                            10.00am.
                            Meet at Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay & display car park)
                            (SX246537)
                            An all day walk through the ancient oakwoods of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve and the Woodland Trust�s Trenant Woods, looking for birds, butterflies and signs of mammals. Bring picnic lunch and binoculars if you have them. Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Derek Spooner/David Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                            Sunday 28
                            A WALKING TOUR OF PENTIRE POINT
                            New Polzeath
                            10.00am to 4.00pm
                            Take B3314 from Wadebridge. Soon after Gonvena take left turn to New Polzeath (looks like straight on). Before beach, turn right into the public car park (SW937797)
                            Looking for spring coastal flowers am and rock pooling at Polzeath pm. Bring lunch, macro lens, tripod, stout footwear. Leader/contact: Jeremy Northcott (01208) 851459. Organised by Photographic Group.

                            July:
                            Saturday 4
                            SUMMER FLOWERS AND BIRDS
                            10.30 am
                            Meet at Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX3601744)
                            Visit a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Sunday 5
                            WHAT�S IN AN OWL PELLET?
                            Booking essential as limited spaces
                            Truro area
                            11.00am to 12.30pm
                            Dissect an owl pellet and piece the bones together to identify what mammals they came from. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club for National Mammal Week.

                            Wednesday 8
                            EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                            Newquay Harbour
                            5.30pm (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                            Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                            A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals possibly dolphins and basking sharks. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars and camera. �20 per adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Saturday 11
                            FACE TO FACE WITH A DORMOUSE
                            Booking essential as limited spaces
                            Bodmin
                            9.30am to 12.00 noon
                            Help the Reserves Officer to check 110 dormouse nest boxes, which involves weighing and recording any dormice we find. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen and water to drink. Leader: Sean O�Hea. Youngsters aged 11 and above only. Parent-free event: you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club for National Wildlife Week.

                            Saturday 11
                            BUTTERFLIES
                            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                            2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                            Meet at Wearde Rd. entrance to reserve (SX421582)
                            Discovering butterflies on the reserve. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: John Randall. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                            Saturday 11/ Sunday 12
                            BAT AND MOTH EVENT
                            Booking essential
                            Ludgvan
                            Bat/moth spotting Saturday evening. Overnight lamp trapping for moth identification on Sunday morning. Please note that this event is very weather dependent. Please phone between 6th and 10th July to book a place. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                            Saturday 18
                            LOOE ISLAND SPECIAL
                            Booking essential
                            10.00am all day to 6.15pm
                            Meet at West Looe harbour (SX254535)
                            Special extended trip to our wonderful Looe Island reserve. We will have a telescope to look out for passing sea birds and hopefully dolphins. Child �4.50, adult �9. Bring picnic and binoculars. Leaders: Abigail Crosby and Dave Thomas. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Saturday 18
                            BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES OF SEATON VALLEY
                            10.30am
                            Meet in Seaton pay and display car park (SX304544)
                            Easy walking through the Country Park accompanied by local butterfly and moth specialists. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Leon Truscott/Donna Whitlock. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                            Saturday 25
                            SEASHORE SAFARI
                            Helford Passage
                            2.00 to 4.00pm
                            Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB (SW764269)
                            Sea search at the edge of the Helford river as the tide falls. Find crabs, sea anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Prue (01326) 281230 or Ruth 07967 251278. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                            Saturday 25
                            ROCKPOOL AND BEACH WILDLIFE
                            Porth Mear Beach.
                            12.00 noon
                            Meet at Pentire Farm car park, between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on the B3226 (SW853707)
                            A closer look at our north Cornish rock pools. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring picnic, buckets and spades, waterproof shoes and swimmers (if the weather is good we can have a swim). Leader/contact: Catriona Burt (01726) 66262. Organised by Restormel Group.

                            Sunday 26
                            DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
                            Bowithick, near Davidstow
                            10.00am start
                            Meet at Just, south of Bowithick on road near bridge over Penpont Water (SX183826)
                            Photographing dragonflies including black darter; small red damselfly and scarce blue-tailed damselfly. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Boggy area: will require wellington boots for a full exploration. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                            Sunday 26
                            LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES
                            Booking essential
                            Marazion
                            2.00pm start
                            Learn about the amazing variety of life in rockpools. Bring nets and buckets and wear scrambling shoes that can get wet. Suitable for 6 yrs and above. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                            Monday 27
                            RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                            Booking preferred
                            Bodmin Recycling Centre
                            10.00am to 12.00 noon
                            This exciting visit will include a tour of the recycling centre as well as lots of fun hands-on activities for children of all ages. Leader: Laura Bosworth, SITA Education Officer. Contact: Laura Bosworth (01208) 261678.
                            Organised for Fox Club.

                            Monday 27
                            LOCAL WALK
                            10.00am
                            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                            Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            August:
                            Saturday 1
                            ROCKPOOL ROADSHOW
                            Booking essential as limited spaces
                            Truro area
                            10.30am to 12.30pm
                            Meet crabs, starfish and other marine invertebrates and learn fascinating facts. Stroke them, if you dare! Afterwards, join Kirstie in making sea creatures from recycled materials. All materials provided so bring a donation of �1 to cover costs. Suitable for all ages. Leaders: Blue Reef Aquarium staff and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to launch Marine Week 2009.

                            Saturday 1 to Sunday 16
                            ATLANTIC ADVENTURE OCEAN WILDLIFE RIDES
                            Booking essential
                            Meet at Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour
                            Twice daily 2 and 3-hour trips (subject to weather) (SW477303)
                            Come on this exciting marine wildlife trip on an RIB where expert guides will point out cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seabirds. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, non-slip footwear and bring sunscreen. Cost: call the leader for more details. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Leader/contact. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised by Elemental Tours for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Monday 3
                            FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                            Booking essential
                            Five Acres, Allet
                            7.00pm start
                            The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. �1 entry will get you a Cornwall Wildlife Trust linen bag. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Abigail Crosby on 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Thursday 6
                            LOOE TO PORTNADLER: COASTAL WILDLIFE AND THE LOOE VMCA
                            Booking essential
                            West Looe
                            11.00am to approx. 2.00pm
                            The coastguard station, Hannafore Point, West Looe (SX255523)
                            Join our marine experts and conservation volunteers for a walk along this beautiful stretch of coastline. From the Looe Island seabirds to the off-shore cetaceans, come and learn more about the wildlife you may possibly see along this Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Suitable for children over 11 and adults. Wear sensible clothing and footwear as path can be steep. Bring drinks and picnic punch. Binoculars also useful. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Friday 7, 14, 21, 28
                            WHAT LIVES AMONGST THE GRAVESTONES?
                            Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro area
                            2.00 to 4.30pm
                            Meet at Shortlanesend Road (SW819458)
                            Find out about some of the wildlife that makes its home in a graveyard. We will explore the oldest part of the churchyard, which has been managed with wildlife in mind, and then create something, using natural materials, to remind us of our visit to this �living churchyard�. Wear suitable footwear for uneven paths and slippery slopes and bring something to sit on. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Cornwall�s Living Churchyards Project, with funding from Truro area City Council.

                            Saturday 8
                            SEASHORE SECRETS
                            Booking essential
                            East Looe Rocks, Looe
                            1.00 to 3.00pm
                            Meet at Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                            A rock pooling session with a difference; the rocks are brought to you! Join the marine experts at our shore lab on the beach and investigate the micro monsters of the shallow reefs up close. For those able to, a marine biologist will lead a group out onto the lower shore to explore the rocks and seaweed of this wonderful habitat and see what can be discovered! Shore lab suitable for children of all ages, rockpool ramble suitable for ages 7+. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible non-slip footwear for the rocks. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Sunday 9
                            ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                            Booking essential
                            Penzance
                            1.00 to 3.00pm (low water 1.45)
                            Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Sunday 9
                            REPTILES AND SUNNY BANKS
                            10.30am
                            Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                            Part of series of visits to a range of local habitats, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                            Monday 10
                            MAD ABOUT MUD!
                            Booking essential
                            Kilminorth Woods, Looe
                            1.30 to 3.30pm
                            Meet at gate to Kilminorth woods, at the far end of the Millpool car park in West Looe (SX247537)
                            From tiny shells to wading herons, the estuary supports a plethora of marine life often overlooked by the public. Here is the chance to discover the rich and wonderful world of the estuary mud flats, from searching for clues to digging in the mud. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Wellies (or waders!) are essential and be prepared to get muddy! Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Friends of Kilminorth Woods to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Monday 10
                            SNORKEL SAFARIS
                            Booking essential
                            A beach near Torpoint
                            9.00am and 11.00am
                            Join our trained marine experts from the Marine Biological Association and explore the incredible underwater world of Cornwall. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, however please wear a wetsuit and bring personal snorkel equipment if you have your own. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Cost: �10 per child for a 2 hr session. Leader: Guy Baker (MarLIN). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                            Friday 14
                            MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                            Booking essential
                            Penzance
                            7.00pm
                            Meet at Penzance Sub-aqua Club, Albert Pier, Penzance harbour TR18 2LL (SW477303)
                            The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. See http://www.messageinthewaves.com/. Bar available! �3 entry donation. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall on (01736) 811200. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in association with Marine Scene Solutions, Penzance for National Marine Week. �3 entry donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s Marine Strandings Network.

                            Friday 14
                            SNORKEL SAFARIS
                            Booking essential
                            A beach near Torpoint
                            9.00am and 12.30pm
                            See Monday 10 for other details including cost, paid in advance.

                            Saturday 15
                            AWARENESS/OPEN DAY
                            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                            10.00am start, all day event
                            Meet at Wearde Rd entrance to the Reserve Saltash, Wearde park field (SX421582)
                            Various country crafts and stalls, children�s activities, birds of prey, falconry display, guided walks, etc. Free entrance. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs, pocket money. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                            Saturday 15
                            WHALE, DOLPHIN AND BASKING SHARK WATCH
                            Gwennap Head, Lands End
                            10.00am until the evening
                            Meet at Coastwatch station (SW365215)
                            Searching for cetaceans and basking sharks as part of the Seaquest Southwest programme. Free and suitable for all ages. Bring binoculars. Leader: Tom Hardy (Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Seaquest Southwest and
                            SeaWatch SW to celebrate National
                            Marine Week.

                            Sunday 16
                            GUIDED WALK, LOOE ISLAND
                            Booking essential
                            Looe
                            11.15am
                            Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront (SX256530)
                            Join our warden for a guided tour of the magical Looe Island, and see and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Suitable for ages 11+ and adults. Costs �4.50 for children under 10, �7.50 for adults. Cancellation may occur in adverse weather conditions. Wear sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food as these are not available on the island. Bring binoculars if possible. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week 2009.

                            Sunday 16
                            WILDLIFE WALK
                            Breney Common Nature Reserve
                            10.00am to 1.00pm
                            Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                            A morning nature ramble around this wildlife rich nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring binoculars and nature guide book. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.
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                              Useful websites:

                              Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                              Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                              Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                              Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                              Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                              http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                              Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                              Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                              Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                              Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                              Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                              National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                              This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                              West Cornwall Badger Group:
                              http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                              West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                              http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                              Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                              Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                              Diary of Events
                              April to August 2009

                              www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson


                              April:
                              Saturday 4
                              BEACH CLEAN AND TREASURE HUNT
                              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                              2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                              Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                              Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area and hunting for Easter treasure. Bring rubber gloves. Bring outdoor clothing, stout footwear, camera. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact: Hazel (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                              Sunday 5
                              SPRING FLOWERING AND BIRD NESTING
                              10.30am
                              Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                              Visit to a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Saturday 25
                              ATLANTIC ADVENTURE
                              Booking essentail
                              Penzance Harbour
                              Times and meeting places vary: contact leader
                              Exhilarating and educational marine wildlife trip on high-speed RIB. Cetaceans, seals, maybe early basking sharks, seasonal birds plus geology, history, and fantastic scenery! 2-hour trip. Cost �32 adult, �24 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Elemental Tours.

                              Saturday 11
                              WILDLIFE EASTER EGG HUNT
                              Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock
                              2.00pm
                              Meet at Woodland Valley farm: from Truro turn right in Ladock, towards school and church at top of hill turn left. Follow road for 3 miles. Farm signs on the right. Follow track to car park (SW908519)
                              Follow the clues and learn new wildlife facts to find your Easter egg. Opportunity for grown ups to visit the farm and education centre. Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Leaders: Joanna Wallis, Chris Jones, Wendy Edon. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957. Organised by Carrick Group.

                              Monday 13
                              MEMBERS� EVENING
                              Allet, near Truro
                              7.30pm
                              For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                              Tuesday 14
                              BEACH CLEAN AND SCAVENGER
                              HUNT
                              Booking essential
                              Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
                              11.00am to 12.30pm
                              Help clear the rubbish that has been washed up and then go on a fun scavenger hunt. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Wear beach shoes and bring sun screen. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club, funded by Venus Beach Caf�.

                              Sunday 26
                              WALK FROM ZENNOR TO TREVEAL
                              2.00pm
                              Meet at Zennor outside the Tinners arms (SW455385)
                              Walk to Treveal by coast path and back by inland route. About 6 km with some strenuous walking. Refreshments may be possible at Treveal. Contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                              Monday 27
                              LOCAL WALK/SOCIAL
                              10.00am
                              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                              Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Indoor social if wet.
                              Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30
                              PHASE 1 HABITAT SURVEY COURSE
                              Booking essential
                              Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, nr Truro (with site visits)
                              9.30am to 5.30pm
                              Meet at Five Acres building (SW793485)
                              Training to gain skills required to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for use in ecological impact assessment, conservation and site management planning. Bring clipboard/weather writer, notebook, wear waterproof clothing, stout footwear. Cost �23 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, course materials). Leader: Caroline Davey. Contact: Emma Wilson (01872) 245510, emma@.... Organised by Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits donated to the Trust.

                              May:

                              Saturday 2
                              WALK IN BLUEBELL WOODS
                              Booking essential
                              Near Camborne
                              12.00 noon to 2.00pm
                              Walk through the bluebells, looking for the signs of spring. Bring a picnic and we will stop by the pond to see if the swans have nested yet. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as the tracks are uneven and may be muddy. Wear warm clothing and footwear and bring something to sit on when we stop for the picnic. Leader: Anne-Marie Ellis. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club.

                              Saturday 2
                              POND LIFE AT ALLET
                              Booking essential
                              Allet
                              2.00 to 4.00pm
                              Explore the variety and delights of pond life. Wear waterproof clothing and footwear.
                              Nets provided, donations please. Leader: Mark Nicholson. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957; joannawallis@.... Organised by Carrick Group.

                              Saturday 2
                              DAWN CHORUS WALK
                              Booking essential
                              Kilminorth Woods
                              5.00am
                              Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (SX246537)
                              Enjoy the dawn chorus and identify birds from their song. Followed by the option of breakfast in a local caf�. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Donations appreciated. Leader: Derek Spooner. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                              Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23
                              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                              Booking essential
                              Penzance
                              Time of start and finish varies daily
                              Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                              Marine wildlife RIB trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsula, on the look-out for cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seasonal birds. 3-hour trip. Cost �35 adult, �25 child over 10 under 15. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                              Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24
                              WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                              Booking essential
                              Penzance
                              Time of start and finish varies daily
                              Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                              Safari-style 4 x 4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith. 4-hour trip. Cost �30 adult, �20 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200/07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                              Sunday 3
                              PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOODLAND FLOWERS
                              Lanhydrock
                              10.00am start
                              Meet in main car park (SX087643)
                              We will photograph bluebells and other woodland flowers, and possibly some early butterflies. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is going ahead. Some disabled access (phone to check). Organised by Photographic Group.

                              Sunday 3
                              CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                              Booking essential
                              Helston
                              6.00 to 8.00am
                              Early morning walk to listen for a wide range of songbirds and waterbirds. Wear good walking shoes/boots; bring bird ID books and binoculars if you have them (some available to borrow). Leader: Martin Rule. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Suitable for all ages. Path mostly wheelchair friendly. Please note that this event will not run if it is raining. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day.

                              Friday 8
                              A WALK IN THE WOODS
                              Booking essential
                              Unity Wood, Chacewater
                              10.00am
                              Meeting place confirmed on booking
                              A stroll to look for bluebells and other spring time delights. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear. Leader/contact: Caroline Viner (01872) 863246. Organised by Carrick Group.

                              Saturday 9
                              GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE EARTH!
                              10.30am
                              Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                              Part of a national soil survey by the Open Air Lab (OPAL), to see how the earth beneath our feet is changing. Learning to make tests and carry out surveys including counting earthworms. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Sunday 10
                              SPRINGTIME FLOWERS
                              Rosemullion
                              2.30 to 4.30pm
                              Meet at Mawnan Church at the end of Old Church Road TR115HY. Park by church or on roadside (SW788272)
                              Join expert botanist Keith Spurgin to discover the wealth of flowers in a stroll along the South West Coast Path from Mawnan to Rosemullion. Bring robust footwear and weatherproof clothing. Parts of the path are steep. Leader: Keith Spurgin. Contact: Martin (01326) 561952 or Margaret (01326) 221632. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                              Monday 11
                              MEMBERS� EVENING
                              Allet, near Truro
                              7.30pm
                              For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                              Saturday 16
                              WILDFLOWER WALK: PORTH JOKE, CRANTOCK
                              10.00am
                              Head towards West Pentire, Crantock, meet at turning for Treago Farm (SW784604)
                              A walk around the coast and through the sheltered Polly Joke valley to look for spring wildflowers, insects and birds with local botanist Hazel Meredith. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Contact Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Saturday 16
                              BUGS AND BEASTIES IN MINIATURE
                              Booking essential
                              Truro area
                              11.00am to 1.00pm
                              Pond-dipping and then have a close at what you�ve found under special microscopes with our experts. Prepare to be amazed! Wear outdoor clothing and shoes. Suitable for children 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Fox Club Committee and Kernow Microscopical Society. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                              Sunday 17
                              WALK TO LOE POOL FROM HELSTON
                              11.00am
                              Meet at car park on B3304 Helston to Porthleven Road just outside Helston
                              (SW652270)
                              Bring lunch, wellies or waterproof footwear and binoculars. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                              Friday 22
                              BATS IN THE AREA
                              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                              6.30pm to approx 8.30pm
                              Meet outside the Cecil Arms Public House Saltash (SX416584)
                              Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: the Warden. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                              Saturday 23
                              CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST SUMMER FETE
                              Chacewater Village Hall
                              10.30am to 3.00pm
                              Free parking at hall (SW751443)
                              Fun family day out with lots of children�s activities, wildlife experts and range of stands. Contact: Paul Statham (01872) 273939 ext 204. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                              Sunday 24
                              GEOLOGY WALK
                              Booking essential
                              From Cot to Cape in West Penwith
                              10.30am to 12.30pm
                              Meet in Lafrowda car park in St Just, near library (SW367315)
                              Open your eyes to a world long since disappeared as we explore the Cot Valley on a circular walk along the coast to Cape Cornwall. Learn about rocks and mining history. There might be the possibility of a geological boat trip (talk to your guide after the walk). Wear warm clothing, walking shoes/boots. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as ground uneven. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised for Fox Club by Elemental Tours.

                              Monday 25
                              LOCAL WALK
                              10.00am
                              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744) for a walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Tuesday 26
                              EXPLORING PLANTLIFE AT WINDMILL FARM
                              Booking essential
                              Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, near The Lizard
                              10.00am to 12.00pm
                              Meet in Windmill Farm car park (SW694152)
                              Walk around this nature reserve to learn about the special plants that only grow on the Lizard Peninsula and create a colour palate using only Mother Nature�s colours. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for all ages but ground uneven in parts Leaders: Becky House (Plantlife) and Nick Marriott (Reserves Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Plantlife for Fox Club.

                              Saturday 30
                              KILMINORTH KIDS BUG HUNT
                              Booking essential
                              10.30am
                              Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay and display car park) (SX246537)
                              A Kilminorth Kids event for 7 to 11 year olds. How many different bugs can we find in the Woods? Can we identify any of them? Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leader: Lyn Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                              June:
                              Saturday 6
                              ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                              Booking essential
                              St. Austell
                              10.30am to 12.30pm
                              Explore the wonders of a Cornish beach with evidence of past volcanoes and the last ice age. Bring beach shoes, sunscreen or waterproofs and a bucket. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Leader: Catriona Burt. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                              Sunday 7
                              ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                              Booking essential
                              Penzance
                              10.30am to 12.30pm
                              Learn fascinating facts about what lives in the rockpools. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                              Sunday 7
                              PLANTS AND THEIR TRADITIONAL USES
                              Booking essential
                              The Lizard
                              1.00 to 3.00pm
                              Learn about the special plants that grow here and what people used them for in the past. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots; bring sunscreen and water to drink. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Leader: Becky House (Plantlife). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                              Sunday 7
                              SEARCHING THE STRANDLINE
                              Booking essential
                              Carne beach, Veryan
                              11.00am
                              From Tregony take A3078 to Veryan then down to Carne Beach car park (SX907383)
                              Scavenge for natural treasures of the strandline. Games and strandline sculpture competition! Bring picnic, beach wear, bucket and spades. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Abigail Crosby. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Sunday 7
                              FULL SUMMER � BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS
                              Stoke Climsland
                              10.30am
                              Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                              Visit to local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Wednesday 10
                              EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                              Newquay Harbour
                              5.30 (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                              Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                              A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals, possibly dolphins and basking sharks.
                              Bring warm waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars, camera. Cost: �20 for adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Friday 12
                              EVENING RAMBLE
                              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                              6.30 to approx. 8.30pm
                              Meet outside Cecil Arms Public House, Saltash (SX416584)
                              Looking around the reserve at twilight. Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                              Saturday 13
                              MAKE A WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
                              Booking essential as limited spaces
                              Truro area
                              2.00 to 4.00pm
                              Walk in the woods to collect materials to put in a scrapbook made by you out of recycled paper, and spot woodland wildlife as we wander along. Wear old clothes as paper-making is a mucky business! Suitable for all ages with adult help. Paths wheelchair friendly. Leader: Amy Wynn. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                              Saturday 13
                              MINIBEAST SAFARI AND ANCIENT TREE HUNT
                              Booking essential
                              Near Penryn
                              11.00am to 1.00pm
                              Activity centre with guided nature trail, so we will see what wildlife we can find, including pond dipping and a search for huggable trees to measure and record for the Ancient Trees of Cornwall Project. Chance to explore the site further in a canoe, up a scramble net or on a zip wire with Adventure Centre staff (there is a cost for these activities). Bring outdoor clothing and shoes, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Alison Forward. Contact: Richard May, Goodygrane Quarry (01326) 340912. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                              Saturday 13
                              WALK FROM HALZEPHRON TOWARDS MULLION
                              11.00am
                              Meet at Halzephron Inn car park in the village
                              Coastal footpath walk. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                              Saturday 13
                              WILDLIFE WALK
                              Breney Common Nature Reserve
                              1.00pm
                              Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, Near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                              Afternoon nature ramble around nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds along the new extension to the Wilderness Trail. Ideal for beginners. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Leader: Warden Dell Netherton. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Sunday 21
                              HELFORD CONSERVATION CRUISE
                              Booking essential
                              Ferryboat, Helford Passage
                              3.00 to 5.30pm
                              Meet at The Ferryboat Inn jetty, Helford Passage on the north shore TR11 5LB
                              (SW764269)
                              Boat trip upriver from the mouth of the estuary with local experts, displays, children�s activities and live tanks. When advance booking please make cheques payable to �Helford MC Group� and send to Dr P Garrard, 4 Valley View, Bowling Green, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AP. Include SAE for tickets. Adults �8 and Under 18s �4. Bring weatherproof clothing. Binoculars useful. Leaders: HVMCA Group Members. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or Keith (01326) 340547. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                              Sunday 21
                              GUIDED TOUR OF LOOE ISLAND
                              Booking essential
                              East Looe
                              2.15pm
                              Meet outside the Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                              Guided tour of the magical Looe Island. See and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Bring sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food, binoculars if possible. Suitable for youngsters aged 11+. Cost: �4.50 child and �7.50 adult. Trip weather dependent. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Looe VMCA Group for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                              Monday 22
                              LOCAL WALK
                              10.00am
                              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                              A walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Saturday 27
                              THE WOODS OF THE WEST LOOE RIVER
                              10.00am.
                              Meet at Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay & display car park)
                              (SX246537)
                              An all day walk through the ancient oakwoods of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve and the Woodland Trust�s Trenant Woods, looking for birds, butterflies and signs of mammals. Bring picnic lunch and binoculars if you have them. Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Derek Spooner/David Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                              Sunday 28
                              A WALKING TOUR OF PENTIRE POINT
                              New Polzeath
                              10.00am to 4.00pm
                              Take B3314 from Wadebridge. Soon after Gonvena take left turn to New Polzeath (looks like straight on). Before beach, turn right into the public car park (SW937797)
                              Looking for spring coastal flowers am and rock pooling at Polzeath pm. Bring lunch, macro lens, tripod, stout footwear. Leader/contact: Jeremy Northcott (01208) 851459. Organised by Photographic Group.

                              July:
                              Saturday 4
                              SUMMER FLOWERS AND BIRDS
                              10.30 am
                              Meet at Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX3601744)
                              Visit a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Sunday 5
                              WHAT�S IN AN OWL PELLET?
                              Booking essential as limited spaces
                              Truro area
                              11.00am to 12.30pm
                              Dissect an owl pellet and piece the bones together to identify what mammals they came from. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club for National Mammal Week.

                              Wednesday 8
                              EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                              Newquay Harbour
                              5.30pm (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                              Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                              A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals possibly dolphins and basking sharks. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars and camera. �20 per adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Saturday 11
                              FACE TO FACE WITH A DORMOUSE
                              Booking essential as limited spaces
                              Bodmin
                              9.30am to 12.00 noon
                              Help the Reserves Officer to check 110 dormouse nest boxes, which involves weighing and recording any dormice we find. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen and water to drink. Leader: Sean O�Hea. Youngsters aged 11 and above only. Parent-free event: you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club for National Wildlife Week.

                              Saturday 11
                              BUTTERFLIES
                              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                              2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                              Meet at Wearde Rd. entrance to reserve (SX421582)
                              Discovering butterflies on the reserve. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: John Randall. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                              Saturday 11/ Sunday 12
                              BAT AND MOTH EVENT
                              Booking essential
                              Ludgvan
                              Bat/moth spotting Saturday evening. Overnight lamp trapping for moth identification on Sunday morning. Please note that this event is very weather dependent. Please phone between 6th and 10th July to book a place. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                              Saturday 18
                              LOOE ISLAND SPECIAL
                              Booking essential
                              10.00am all day to 6.15pm
                              Meet at West Looe harbour (SX254535)
                              Special extended trip to our wonderful Looe Island reserve. We will have a telescope to look out for passing sea birds and hopefully dolphins. Child �4.50, adult �9. Bring picnic and binoculars. Leaders: Abigail Crosby and Dave Thomas. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Saturday 18
                              BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES OF SEATON VALLEY
                              10.30am
                              Meet in Seaton pay and display car park (SX304544)
                              Easy walking through the Country Park accompanied by local butterfly and moth specialists. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Leon Truscott/Donna Whitlock. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                              Saturday 25
                              SEASHORE SAFARI
                              Helford Passage
                              2.00 to 4.00pm
                              Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB (SW764269)
                              Sea search at the edge of the Helford river as the tide falls. Find crabs, sea anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Prue (01326) 281230 or Ruth 07967 251278. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                              Saturday 25
                              ROCKPOOL AND BEACH WILDLIFE
                              Porth Mear Beach.
                              12.00 noon
                              Meet at Pentire Farm car park, between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on the B3226 (SW853707)
                              A closer look at our north Cornish rock pools. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring picnic, buckets and spades, waterproof shoes and swimmers (if the weather is good we can have a swim). Leader/contact: Catriona Burt (01726) 66262. Organised by Restormel Group.

                              Sunday 26
                              DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
                              Bowithick, near Davidstow
                              10.00am start
                              Meet at Just, south of Bowithick on road near bridge over Penpont Water (SX183826)
                              Photographing dragonflies including black darter; small red damselfly and scarce blue-tailed damselfly. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Boggy area: will require wellington boots for a full exploration. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                              Sunday 26
                              LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES
                              Booking essential
                              Marazion
                              2.00pm start
                              Learn about the amazing variety of life in rockpools. Bring nets and buckets and wear scrambling shoes that can get wet. Suitable for 6 yrs and above. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                              Monday 27
                              RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                              Booking preferred
                              Bodmin Recycling Centre
                              10.00am to 12.00 noon
                              This exciting visit will include a tour of the recycling centre as well as lots of fun hands-on activities for children of all ages. Leader: Laura Bosworth, SITA Education Officer. Contact: Laura Bosworth (01208) 261678.
                              Organised for Fox Club.

                              Monday 27
                              LOCAL WALK
                              10.00am
                              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                              Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              August:
                              Saturday 1
                              ROCKPOOL ROADSHOW
                              Booking essential as limited spaces
                              Truro area
                              10.30am to 12.30pm
                              Meet crabs, starfish and other marine invertebrates and learn fascinating facts. Stroke them, if you dare! Afterwards, join Kirstie in making sea creatures from recycled materials. All materials provided so bring a donation of �1 to cover costs. Suitable for all ages. Leaders: Blue Reef Aquarium staff and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to launch Marine Week 2009.

                              Saturday 1 to Sunday 16
                              ATLANTIC ADVENTURE OCEAN WILDLIFE RIDES
                              Booking essential
                              Meet at Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour
                              Twice daily 2 and 3-hour trips (subject to weather) (SW477303)
                              Come on this exciting marine wildlife trip on an RIB where expert guides will point out cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seabirds. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, non-slip footwear and bring sunscreen. Cost: call the leader for more details. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Leader/contact. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised by Elemental Tours for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Monday 3
                              FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                              Booking essential
                              Five Acres, Allet
                              7.00pm start
                              The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. �1 entry will get you a Cornwall Wildlife Trust linen bag. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Abigail Crosby on 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Thursday 6
                              LOOE TO PORTNADLER: COASTAL WILDLIFE AND THE LOOE VMCA
                              Booking essential
                              West Looe
                              11.00am to approx. 2.00pm
                              The coastguard station, Hannafore Point, West Looe (SX255523)
                              Join our marine experts and conservation volunteers for a walk along this beautiful stretch of coastline. From the Looe Island seabirds to the off-shore cetaceans, come and learn more about the wildlife you may possibly see along this Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Suitable for children over 11 and adults. Wear sensible clothing and footwear as path can be steep. Bring drinks and picnic punch. Binoculars also useful. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Friday 7, 14, 21, 28
                              WHAT LIVES AMONGST THE GRAVESTONES?
                              Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro area
                              2.00 to 4.30pm
                              Meet at Shortlanesend Road (SW819458)
                              Find out about some of the wildlife that makes its home in a graveyard. We will explore the oldest part of the churchyard, which has been managed with wildlife in mind, and then create something, using natural materials, to remind us of our visit to this �living churchyard�. Wear suitable footwear for uneven paths and slippery slopes and bring something to sit on. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Cornwall�s Living Churchyards Project, with funding from Truro area City Council.

                              Saturday 8
                              SEASHORE SECRETS
                              Booking essential
                              East Looe Rocks, Looe
                              1.00 to 3.00pm
                              Meet at Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                              A rock pooling session with a difference; the rocks are brought to you! Join the marine experts at our shore lab on the beach and investigate the micro monsters of the shallow reefs up close. For those able to, a marine biologist will lead a group out onto the lower shore to explore the rocks and seaweed of this wonderful habitat and see what can be discovered! Shore lab suitable for children of all ages, rockpool ramble suitable for ages 7+. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible non-slip footwear for the rocks. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Sunday 9
                              ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                              Booking essential
                              Penzance
                              1.00 to 3.00pm (low water 1.45)
                              Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Sunday 9
                              REPTILES AND SUNNY BANKS
                              10.30am
                              Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                              Part of series of visits to a range of local habitats, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                              Monday 10
                              MAD ABOUT MUD!
                              Booking essential
                              Kilminorth Woods, Looe
                              1.30 to 3.30pm
                              Meet at gate to Kilminorth woods, at the far end of the Millpool car park in West Looe (SX247537)
                              From tiny shells to wading herons, the estuary supports a plethora of marine life often overlooked by the public. Here is the chance to discover the rich and wonderful world of the estuary mud flats, from searching for clues to digging in the mud. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Wellies (or waders!) are essential and be prepared to get muddy! Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Friends of Kilminorth Woods to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Monday 10
                              SNORKEL SAFARIS
                              Booking essential
                              A beach near Torpoint
                              9.00am and 11.00am
                              Join our trained marine experts from the Marine Biological Association and explore the incredible underwater world of Cornwall. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, however please wear a wetsuit and bring personal snorkel equipment if you have your own. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Cost: �10 per child for a 2 hr session. Leader: Guy Baker (MarLIN). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                              Friday 14
                              MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                              Booking essential
                              Penzance
                              7.00pm
                              Meet at Penzance Sub-aqua Club, Albert Pier, Penzance harbour TR18 2LL (SW477303)
                              The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. See http://www.messageinthewaves.com/. Bar available! �3 entry donation. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall on (01736) 811200. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in association with Marine Scene Solutions, Penzance for National Marine Week. �3 entry donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s Marine Strandings Network.

                              Friday 14
                              SNORKEL SAFARIS
                              Booking essential
                              A beach near Torpoint
                              9.00am and 12.30pm
                              See Monday 10 for other details including cost, paid in advance.

                              Saturday 15
                              AWARENESS/OPEN DAY
                              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                              10.00am start, all day event
                              Meet at Wearde Rd entrance to the Reserve Saltash, Wearde park field (SX421582)
                              Various country crafts and stalls, children�s activities, birds of prey, falconry display, guided walks, etc. Free entrance. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs, pocket money. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                              Saturday 15
                              WHALE, DOLPHIN AND BASKING SHARK WATCH
                              Gwennap Head, Lands End
                              10.00am until the evening
                              Meet at Coastwatch station (SW365215)
                              Searching for cetaceans and basking sharks as part of the Seaquest Southwest programme. Free and suitable for all ages. Bring binoculars. Leader: Tom Hardy (Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Seaquest Southwest and
                              SeaWatch SW to celebrate National
                              Marine Week.

                              Sunday 16
                              GUIDED WALK, LOOE ISLAND
                              Booking essential
                              Looe
                              11.15am
                              Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront (SX256530)
                              Join our warden for a guided tour of the magical Looe Island, and see and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Suitable for ages 11+ and adults. Costs �4.50 for children under 10, �7.50 for adults. Cancellation may occur in adverse weather conditions. Wear sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food as these are not available on the island. Bring binoculars if possible. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week 2009.

                              Sunday 16
                              WILDLIFE WALK
                              Breney Common Nature Reserve
                              10.00am to 1.00pm
                              Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                              A morning nature ramble around this wildlife rich nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring binoculars and nature guide book. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.
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                                Useful websites:

                                Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                                Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                                Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                                Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                                Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                                http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                                Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                                Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                                Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                                Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                                Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                                National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                                This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                                West Cornwall Badger Group:
                                http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                                West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                                http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                                Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                                Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                                Diary of Events
                                April to August 2009

                                www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson


                                April:
                                Saturday 4
                                BEACH CLEAN AND TREASURE HUNT
                                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                                Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area and hunting for Easter treasure. Bring rubber gloves. Bring outdoor clothing, stout footwear, camera. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact: Hazel (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                Sunday 5
                                SPRING FLOWERING AND BIRD NESTING
                                10.30am
                                Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                Visit to a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Saturday 25
                                ATLANTIC ADVENTURE
                                Booking essentail
                                Penzance Harbour
                                Times and meeting places vary: contact leader
                                Exhilarating and educational marine wildlife trip on high-speed RIB. Cetaceans, seals, maybe early basking sharks, seasonal birds plus geology, history, and fantastic scenery! 2-hour trip. Cost �32 adult, �24 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Elemental Tours.

                                Saturday 11
                                WILDLIFE EASTER EGG HUNT
                                Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock
                                2.00pm
                                Meet at Woodland Valley farm: from Truro turn right in Ladock, towards school and church at top of hill turn left. Follow road for 3 miles. Farm signs on the right. Follow track to car park (SW908519)
                                Follow the clues and learn new wildlife facts to find your Easter egg. Opportunity for grown ups to visit the farm and education centre. Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Leaders: Joanna Wallis, Chris Jones, Wendy Edon. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                Monday 13
                                MEMBERS� EVENING
                                Allet, near Truro
                                7.30pm
                                For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                Tuesday 14
                                BEACH CLEAN AND SCAVENGER
                                HUNT
                                Booking essential
                                Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
                                11.00am to 12.30pm
                                Help clear the rubbish that has been washed up and then go on a fun scavenger hunt. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Wear beach shoes and bring sun screen. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club, funded by Venus Beach Caf�.

                                Sunday 26
                                WALK FROM ZENNOR TO TREVEAL
                                2.00pm
                                Meet at Zennor outside the Tinners arms (SW455385)
                                Walk to Treveal by coast path and back by inland route. About 6 km with some strenuous walking. Refreshments may be possible at Treveal. Contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                Monday 27
                                LOCAL WALK/SOCIAL
                                10.00am
                                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Indoor social if wet.
                                Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30
                                PHASE 1 HABITAT SURVEY COURSE
                                Booking essential
                                Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, nr Truro (with site visits)
                                9.30am to 5.30pm
                                Meet at Five Acres building (SW793485)
                                Training to gain skills required to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for use in ecological impact assessment, conservation and site management planning. Bring clipboard/weather writer, notebook, wear waterproof clothing, stout footwear. Cost �23 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, course materials). Leader: Caroline Davey. Contact: Emma Wilson (01872) 245510, emma@.... Organised by Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits donated to the Trust.

                                May:

                                Saturday 2
                                WALK IN BLUEBELL WOODS
                                Booking essential
                                Near Camborne
                                12.00 noon to 2.00pm
                                Walk through the bluebells, looking for the signs of spring. Bring a picnic and we will stop by the pond to see if the swans have nested yet. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as the tracks are uneven and may be muddy. Wear warm clothing and footwear and bring something to sit on when we stop for the picnic. Leader: Anne-Marie Ellis. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club.

                                Saturday 2
                                POND LIFE AT ALLET
                                Booking essential
                                Allet
                                2.00 to 4.00pm
                                Explore the variety and delights of pond life. Wear waterproof clothing and footwear.
                                Nets provided, donations please. Leader: Mark Nicholson. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957; joannawallis@.... Organised by Carrick Group.

                                Saturday 2
                                DAWN CHORUS WALK
                                Booking essential
                                Kilminorth Woods
                                5.00am
                                Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (SX246537)
                                Enjoy the dawn chorus and identify birds from their song. Followed by the option of breakfast in a local caf�. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Donations appreciated. Leader: Derek Spooner. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23
                                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                Booking essential
                                Penzance
                                Time of start and finish varies daily
                                Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                Marine wildlife RIB trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsula, on the look-out for cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seasonal birds. 3-hour trip. Cost �35 adult, �25 child over 10 under 15. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24
                                WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                Booking essential
                                Penzance
                                Time of start and finish varies daily
                                Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                Safari-style 4 x 4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith. 4-hour trip. Cost �30 adult, �20 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200/07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                Sunday 3
                                PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOODLAND FLOWERS
                                Lanhydrock
                                10.00am start
                                Meet in main car park (SX087643)
                                We will photograph bluebells and other woodland flowers, and possibly some early butterflies. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is going ahead. Some disabled access (phone to check). Organised by Photographic Group.

                                Sunday 3
                                CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                                Booking essential
                                Helston
                                6.00 to 8.00am
                                Early morning walk to listen for a wide range of songbirds and waterbirds. Wear good walking shoes/boots; bring bird ID books and binoculars if you have them (some available to borrow). Leader: Martin Rule. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Suitable for all ages. Path mostly wheelchair friendly. Please note that this event will not run if it is raining. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day.

                                Friday 8
                                A WALK IN THE WOODS
                                Booking essential
                                Unity Wood, Chacewater
                                10.00am
                                Meeting place confirmed on booking
                                A stroll to look for bluebells and other spring time delights. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear. Leader/contact: Caroline Viner (01872) 863246. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                Saturday 9
                                GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE EARTH!
                                10.30am
                                Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                Part of a national soil survey by the Open Air Lab (OPAL), to see how the earth beneath our feet is changing. Learning to make tests and carry out surveys including counting earthworms. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Sunday 10
                                SPRINGTIME FLOWERS
                                Rosemullion
                                2.30 to 4.30pm
                                Meet at Mawnan Church at the end of Old Church Road TR115HY. Park by church or on roadside (SW788272)
                                Join expert botanist Keith Spurgin to discover the wealth of flowers in a stroll along the South West Coast Path from Mawnan to Rosemullion. Bring robust footwear and weatherproof clothing. Parts of the path are steep. Leader: Keith Spurgin. Contact: Martin (01326) 561952 or Margaret (01326) 221632. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                Monday 11
                                MEMBERS� EVENING
                                Allet, near Truro
                                7.30pm
                                For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                Saturday 16
                                WILDFLOWER WALK: PORTH JOKE, CRANTOCK
                                10.00am
                                Head towards West Pentire, Crantock, meet at turning for Treago Farm (SW784604)
                                A walk around the coast and through the sheltered Polly Joke valley to look for spring wildflowers, insects and birds with local botanist Hazel Meredith. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Contact Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Saturday 16
                                BUGS AND BEASTIES IN MINIATURE
                                Booking essential
                                Truro area
                                11.00am to 1.00pm
                                Pond-dipping and then have a close at what you�ve found under special microscopes with our experts. Prepare to be amazed! Wear outdoor clothing and shoes. Suitable for children 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Fox Club Committee and Kernow Microscopical Society. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                Sunday 17
                                WALK TO LOE POOL FROM HELSTON
                                11.00am
                                Meet at car park on B3304 Helston to Porthleven Road just outside Helston
                                (SW652270)
                                Bring lunch, wellies or waterproof footwear and binoculars. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                Friday 22
                                BATS IN THE AREA
                                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                6.30pm to approx 8.30pm
                                Meet outside the Cecil Arms Public House Saltash (SX416584)
                                Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: the Warden. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                Saturday 23
                                CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST SUMMER FETE
                                Chacewater Village Hall
                                10.30am to 3.00pm
                                Free parking at hall (SW751443)
                                Fun family day out with lots of children�s activities, wildlife experts and range of stands. Contact: Paul Statham (01872) 273939 ext 204. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                Sunday 24
                                GEOLOGY WALK
                                Booking essential
                                From Cot to Cape in West Penwith
                                10.30am to 12.30pm
                                Meet in Lafrowda car park in St Just, near library (SW367315)
                                Open your eyes to a world long since disappeared as we explore the Cot Valley on a circular walk along the coast to Cape Cornwall. Learn about rocks and mining history. There might be the possibility of a geological boat trip (talk to your guide after the walk). Wear warm clothing, walking shoes/boots. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as ground uneven. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised for Fox Club by Elemental Tours.

                                Monday 25
                                LOCAL WALK
                                10.00am
                                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744) for a walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Tuesday 26
                                EXPLORING PLANTLIFE AT WINDMILL FARM
                                Booking essential
                                Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, near The Lizard
                                10.00am to 12.00pm
                                Meet in Windmill Farm car park (SW694152)
                                Walk around this nature reserve to learn about the special plants that only grow on the Lizard Peninsula and create a colour palate using only Mother Nature�s colours. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for all ages but ground uneven in parts Leaders: Becky House (Plantlife) and Nick Marriott (Reserves Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Plantlife for Fox Club.

                                Saturday 30
                                KILMINORTH KIDS BUG HUNT
                                Booking essential
                                10.30am
                                Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay and display car park) (SX246537)
                                A Kilminorth Kids event for 7 to 11 year olds. How many different bugs can we find in the Woods? Can we identify any of them? Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leader: Lyn Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                June:
                                Saturday 6
                                ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                Booking essential
                                St. Austell
                                10.30am to 12.30pm
                                Explore the wonders of a Cornish beach with evidence of past volcanoes and the last ice age. Bring beach shoes, sunscreen or waterproofs and a bucket. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Leader: Catriona Burt. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                Sunday 7
                                ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                Booking essential
                                Penzance
                                10.30am to 12.30pm
                                Learn fascinating facts about what lives in the rockpools. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                Sunday 7
                                PLANTS AND THEIR TRADITIONAL USES
                                Booking essential
                                The Lizard
                                1.00 to 3.00pm
                                Learn about the special plants that grow here and what people used them for in the past. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots; bring sunscreen and water to drink. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Leader: Becky House (Plantlife). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                Sunday 7
                                SEARCHING THE STRANDLINE
                                Booking essential
                                Carne beach, Veryan
                                11.00am
                                From Tregony take A3078 to Veryan then down to Carne Beach car park (SX907383)
                                Scavenge for natural treasures of the strandline. Games and strandline sculpture competition! Bring picnic, beach wear, bucket and spades. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Abigail Crosby. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Sunday 7
                                FULL SUMMER � BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS
                                Stoke Climsland
                                10.30am
                                Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                Visit to local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Wednesday 10
                                EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                Newquay Harbour
                                5.30 (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals, possibly dolphins and basking sharks.
                                Bring warm waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars, camera. Cost: �20 for adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Friday 12
                                EVENING RAMBLE
                                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                6.30 to approx. 8.30pm
                                Meet outside Cecil Arms Public House, Saltash (SX416584)
                                Looking around the reserve at twilight. Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                Saturday 13
                                MAKE A WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
                                Booking essential as limited spaces
                                Truro area
                                2.00 to 4.00pm
                                Walk in the woods to collect materials to put in a scrapbook made by you out of recycled paper, and spot woodland wildlife as we wander along. Wear old clothes as paper-making is a mucky business! Suitable for all ages with adult help. Paths wheelchair friendly. Leader: Amy Wynn. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                Saturday 13
                                MINIBEAST SAFARI AND ANCIENT TREE HUNT
                                Booking essential
                                Near Penryn
                                11.00am to 1.00pm
                                Activity centre with guided nature trail, so we will see what wildlife we can find, including pond dipping and a search for huggable trees to measure and record for the Ancient Trees of Cornwall Project. Chance to explore the site further in a canoe, up a scramble net or on a zip wire with Adventure Centre staff (there is a cost for these activities). Bring outdoor clothing and shoes, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Alison Forward. Contact: Richard May, Goodygrane Quarry (01326) 340912. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                Saturday 13
                                WALK FROM HALZEPHRON TOWARDS MULLION
                                11.00am
                                Meet at Halzephron Inn car park in the village
                                Coastal footpath walk. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                Saturday 13
                                WILDLIFE WALK
                                Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                1.00pm
                                Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, Near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                Afternoon nature ramble around nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds along the new extension to the Wilderness Trail. Ideal for beginners. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Leader: Warden Dell Netherton. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Sunday 21
                                HELFORD CONSERVATION CRUISE
                                Booking essential
                                Ferryboat, Helford Passage
                                3.00 to 5.30pm
                                Meet at The Ferryboat Inn jetty, Helford Passage on the north shore TR11 5LB
                                (SW764269)
                                Boat trip upriver from the mouth of the estuary with local experts, displays, children�s activities and live tanks. When advance booking please make cheques payable to �Helford MC Group� and send to Dr P Garrard, 4 Valley View, Bowling Green, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AP. Include SAE for tickets. Adults �8 and Under 18s �4. Bring weatherproof clothing. Binoculars useful. Leaders: HVMCA Group Members. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or Keith (01326) 340547. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                Sunday 21
                                GUIDED TOUR OF LOOE ISLAND
                                Booking essential
                                East Looe
                                2.15pm
                                Meet outside the Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                Guided tour of the magical Looe Island. See and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Bring sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food, binoculars if possible. Suitable for youngsters aged 11+. Cost: �4.50 child and �7.50 adult. Trip weather dependent. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Looe VMCA Group for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                Monday 22
                                LOCAL WALK
                                10.00am
                                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                A walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Saturday 27
                                THE WOODS OF THE WEST LOOE RIVER
                                10.00am.
                                Meet at Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay & display car park)
                                (SX246537)
                                An all day walk through the ancient oakwoods of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve and the Woodland Trust�s Trenant Woods, looking for birds, butterflies and signs of mammals. Bring picnic lunch and binoculars if you have them. Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Derek Spooner/David Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                Sunday 28
                                A WALKING TOUR OF PENTIRE POINT
                                New Polzeath
                                10.00am to 4.00pm
                                Take B3314 from Wadebridge. Soon after Gonvena take left turn to New Polzeath (looks like straight on). Before beach, turn right into the public car park (SW937797)
                                Looking for spring coastal flowers am and rock pooling at Polzeath pm. Bring lunch, macro lens, tripod, stout footwear. Leader/contact: Jeremy Northcott (01208) 851459. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                July:
                                Saturday 4
                                SUMMER FLOWERS AND BIRDS
                                10.30 am
                                Meet at Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX3601744)
                                Visit a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Sunday 5
                                WHAT�S IN AN OWL PELLET?
                                Booking essential as limited spaces
                                Truro area
                                11.00am to 12.30pm
                                Dissect an owl pellet and piece the bones together to identify what mammals they came from. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club for National Mammal Week.

                                Wednesday 8
                                EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                Newquay Harbour
                                5.30pm (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals possibly dolphins and basking sharks. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars and camera. �20 per adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Saturday 11
                                FACE TO FACE WITH A DORMOUSE
                                Booking essential as limited spaces
                                Bodmin
                                9.30am to 12.00 noon
                                Help the Reserves Officer to check 110 dormouse nest boxes, which involves weighing and recording any dormice we find. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen and water to drink. Leader: Sean O�Hea. Youngsters aged 11 and above only. Parent-free event: you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club for National Wildlife Week.

                                Saturday 11
                                BUTTERFLIES
                                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                Meet at Wearde Rd. entrance to reserve (SX421582)
                                Discovering butterflies on the reserve. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: John Randall. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                Saturday 11/ Sunday 12
                                BAT AND MOTH EVENT
                                Booking essential
                                Ludgvan
                                Bat/moth spotting Saturday evening. Overnight lamp trapping for moth identification on Sunday morning. Please note that this event is very weather dependent. Please phone between 6th and 10th July to book a place. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                Saturday 18
                                LOOE ISLAND SPECIAL
                                Booking essential
                                10.00am all day to 6.15pm
                                Meet at West Looe harbour (SX254535)
                                Special extended trip to our wonderful Looe Island reserve. We will have a telescope to look out for passing sea birds and hopefully dolphins. Child �4.50, adult �9. Bring picnic and binoculars. Leaders: Abigail Crosby and Dave Thomas. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Saturday 18
                                BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES OF SEATON VALLEY
                                10.30am
                                Meet in Seaton pay and display car park (SX304544)
                                Easy walking through the Country Park accompanied by local butterfly and moth specialists. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Leon Truscott/Donna Whitlock. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                Saturday 25
                                SEASHORE SAFARI
                                Helford Passage
                                2.00 to 4.00pm
                                Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB (SW764269)
                                Sea search at the edge of the Helford river as the tide falls. Find crabs, sea anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Prue (01326) 281230 or Ruth 07967 251278. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                Saturday 25
                                ROCKPOOL AND BEACH WILDLIFE
                                Porth Mear Beach.
                                12.00 noon
                                Meet at Pentire Farm car park, between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on the B3226 (SW853707)
                                A closer look at our north Cornish rock pools. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring picnic, buckets and spades, waterproof shoes and swimmers (if the weather is good we can have a swim). Leader/contact: Catriona Burt (01726) 66262. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                Sunday 26
                                DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
                                Bowithick, near Davidstow
                                10.00am start
                                Meet at Just, south of Bowithick on road near bridge over Penpont Water (SX183826)
                                Photographing dragonflies including black darter; small red damselfly and scarce blue-tailed damselfly. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Boggy area: will require wellington boots for a full exploration. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                Sunday 26
                                LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES
                                Booking essential
                                Marazion
                                2.00pm start
                                Learn about the amazing variety of life in rockpools. Bring nets and buckets and wear scrambling shoes that can get wet. Suitable for 6 yrs and above. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                Monday 27
                                RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                                Booking preferred
                                Bodmin Recycling Centre
                                10.00am to 12.00 noon
                                This exciting visit will include a tour of the recycling centre as well as lots of fun hands-on activities for children of all ages. Leader: Laura Bosworth, SITA Education Officer. Contact: Laura Bosworth (01208) 261678.
                                Organised for Fox Club.

                                Monday 27
                                LOCAL WALK
                                10.00am
                                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                August:
                                Saturday 1
                                ROCKPOOL ROADSHOW
                                Booking essential as limited spaces
                                Truro area
                                10.30am to 12.30pm
                                Meet crabs, starfish and other marine invertebrates and learn fascinating facts. Stroke them, if you dare! Afterwards, join Kirstie in making sea creatures from recycled materials. All materials provided so bring a donation of �1 to cover costs. Suitable for all ages. Leaders: Blue Reef Aquarium staff and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to launch Marine Week 2009.

                                Saturday 1 to Sunday 16
                                ATLANTIC ADVENTURE OCEAN WILDLIFE RIDES
                                Booking essential
                                Meet at Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour
                                Twice daily 2 and 3-hour trips (subject to weather) (SW477303)
                                Come on this exciting marine wildlife trip on an RIB where expert guides will point out cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seabirds. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, non-slip footwear and bring sunscreen. Cost: call the leader for more details. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Leader/contact. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised by Elemental Tours for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Monday 3
                                FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                Booking essential
                                Five Acres, Allet
                                7.00pm start
                                The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. �1 entry will get you a Cornwall Wildlife Trust linen bag. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Abigail Crosby on 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Thursday 6
                                LOOE TO PORTNADLER: COASTAL WILDLIFE AND THE LOOE VMCA
                                Booking essential
                                West Looe
                                11.00am to approx. 2.00pm
                                The coastguard station, Hannafore Point, West Looe (SX255523)
                                Join our marine experts and conservation volunteers for a walk along this beautiful stretch of coastline. From the Looe Island seabirds to the off-shore cetaceans, come and learn more about the wildlife you may possibly see along this Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Suitable for children over 11 and adults. Wear sensible clothing and footwear as path can be steep. Bring drinks and picnic punch. Binoculars also useful. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Friday 7, 14, 21, 28
                                WHAT LIVES AMONGST THE GRAVESTONES?
                                Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro area
                                2.00 to 4.30pm
                                Meet at Shortlanesend Road (SW819458)
                                Find out about some of the wildlife that makes its home in a graveyard. We will explore the oldest part of the churchyard, which has been managed with wildlife in mind, and then create something, using natural materials, to remind us of our visit to this �living churchyard�. Wear suitable footwear for uneven paths and slippery slopes and bring something to sit on. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Cornwall�s Living Churchyards Project, with funding from Truro area City Council.

                                Saturday 8
                                SEASHORE SECRETS
                                Booking essential
                                East Looe Rocks, Looe
                                1.00 to 3.00pm
                                Meet at Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                A rock pooling session with a difference; the rocks are brought to you! Join the marine experts at our shore lab on the beach and investigate the micro monsters of the shallow reefs up close. For those able to, a marine biologist will lead a group out onto the lower shore to explore the rocks and seaweed of this wonderful habitat and see what can be discovered! Shore lab suitable for children of all ages, rockpool ramble suitable for ages 7+. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible non-slip footwear for the rocks. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Sunday 9
                                ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                Booking essential
                                Penzance
                                1.00 to 3.00pm (low water 1.45)
                                Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Sunday 9
                                REPTILES AND SUNNY BANKS
                                10.30am
                                Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                Part of series of visits to a range of local habitats, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                Monday 10
                                MAD ABOUT MUD!
                                Booking essential
                                Kilminorth Woods, Looe
                                1.30 to 3.30pm
                                Meet at gate to Kilminorth woods, at the far end of the Millpool car park in West Looe (SX247537)
                                From tiny shells to wading herons, the estuary supports a plethora of marine life often overlooked by the public. Here is the chance to discover the rich and wonderful world of the estuary mud flats, from searching for clues to digging in the mud. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Wellies (or waders!) are essential and be prepared to get muddy! Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Friends of Kilminorth Woods to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Monday 10
                                SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                Booking essential
                                A beach near Torpoint
                                9.00am and 11.00am
                                Join our trained marine experts from the Marine Biological Association and explore the incredible underwater world of Cornwall. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, however please wear a wetsuit and bring personal snorkel equipment if you have your own. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Cost: �10 per child for a 2 hr session. Leader: Guy Baker (MarLIN). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                Friday 14
                                MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                Booking essential
                                Penzance
                                7.00pm
                                Meet at Penzance Sub-aqua Club, Albert Pier, Penzance harbour TR18 2LL (SW477303)
                                The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. See http://www.messageinthewaves.com/. Bar available! �3 entry donation. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall on (01736) 811200. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in association with Marine Scene Solutions, Penzance for National Marine Week. �3 entry donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s Marine Strandings Network.

                                Friday 14
                                SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                Booking essential
                                A beach near Torpoint
                                9.00am and 12.30pm
                                See Monday 10 for other details including cost, paid in advance.

                                Saturday 15
                                AWARENESS/OPEN DAY
                                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                10.00am start, all day event
                                Meet at Wearde Rd entrance to the Reserve Saltash, Wearde park field (SX421582)
                                Various country crafts and stalls, children�s activities, birds of prey, falconry display, guided walks, etc. Free entrance. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs, pocket money. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                                Saturday 15
                                WHALE, DOLPHIN AND BASKING SHARK WATCH
                                Gwennap Head, Lands End
                                10.00am until the evening
                                Meet at Coastwatch station (SW365215)
                                Searching for cetaceans and basking sharks as part of the Seaquest Southwest programme. Free and suitable for all ages. Bring binoculars. Leader: Tom Hardy (Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Seaquest Southwest and
                                SeaWatch SW to celebrate National
                                Marine Week.

                                Sunday 16
                                GUIDED WALK, LOOE ISLAND
                                Booking essential
                                Looe
                                11.15am
                                Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront (SX256530)
                                Join our warden for a guided tour of the magical Looe Island, and see and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Suitable for ages 11+ and adults. Costs �4.50 for children under 10, �7.50 for adults. Cancellation may occur in adverse weather conditions. Wear sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food as these are not available on the island. Bring binoculars if possible. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week 2009.

                                Sunday 16
                                WILDLIFE WALK
                                Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                10.00am to 1.00pm
                                Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                A morning nature ramble around this wildlife rich nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring binoculars and nature guide book. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.
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                                  Useful websites:

                                  Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                                  Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                                  Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                                  Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                                  Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                                  http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                                  Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                                  Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                                  Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                                  Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                                  National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                                  This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                                  West Cornwall Badger Group:
                                  http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                                  West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                                  http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                                  Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                                  Diary of Events
                                  April to August 2009

                                  www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson


                                  April:
                                  Saturday 4
                                  BEACH CLEAN AND TREASURE HUNT
                                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                  2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                  Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                                  Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area and hunting for Easter treasure. Bring rubber gloves. Bring outdoor clothing, stout footwear, camera. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact: Hazel (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                  Sunday 5
                                  SPRING FLOWERING AND BIRD NESTING
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                  Visit to a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Saturday 25
                                  ATLANTIC ADVENTURE
                                  Booking essentail
                                  Penzance Harbour
                                  Times and meeting places vary: contact leader
                                  Exhilarating and educational marine wildlife trip on high-speed RIB. Cetaceans, seals, maybe early basking sharks, seasonal birds plus geology, history, and fantastic scenery! 2-hour trip. Cost �32 adult, �24 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Elemental Tours.

                                  Saturday 11
                                  WILDLIFE EASTER EGG HUNT
                                  Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock
                                  2.00pm
                                  Meet at Woodland Valley farm: from Truro turn right in Ladock, towards school and church at top of hill turn left. Follow road for 3 miles. Farm signs on the right. Follow track to car park (SW908519)
                                  Follow the clues and learn new wildlife facts to find your Easter egg. Opportunity for grown ups to visit the farm and education centre. Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Leaders: Joanna Wallis, Chris Jones, Wendy Edon. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                  Monday 13
                                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                                  Allet, near Truro
                                  7.30pm
                                  For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                  Tuesday 14
                                  BEACH CLEAN AND SCAVENGER
                                  HUNT
                                  Booking essential
                                  Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
                                  11.00am to 12.30pm
                                  Help clear the rubbish that has been washed up and then go on a fun scavenger hunt. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Wear beach shoes and bring sun screen. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club, funded by Venus Beach Caf�.

                                  Sunday 26
                                  WALK FROM ZENNOR TO TREVEAL
                                  2.00pm
                                  Meet at Zennor outside the Tinners arms (SW455385)
                                  Walk to Treveal by coast path and back by inland route. About 6 km with some strenuous walking. Refreshments may be possible at Treveal. Contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                  Monday 27
                                  LOCAL WALK/SOCIAL
                                  10.00am
                                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                  Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Indoor social if wet.
                                  Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30
                                  PHASE 1 HABITAT SURVEY COURSE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, nr Truro (with site visits)
                                  9.30am to 5.30pm
                                  Meet at Five Acres building (SW793485)
                                  Training to gain skills required to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for use in ecological impact assessment, conservation and site management planning. Bring clipboard/weather writer, notebook, wear waterproof clothing, stout footwear. Cost �23 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, course materials). Leader: Caroline Davey. Contact: Emma Wilson (01872) 245510, emma@.... Organised by Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits donated to the Trust.

                                  May:

                                  Saturday 2
                                  WALK IN BLUEBELL WOODS
                                  Booking essential
                                  Near Camborne
                                  12.00 noon to 2.00pm
                                  Walk through the bluebells, looking for the signs of spring. Bring a picnic and we will stop by the pond to see if the swans have nested yet. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as the tracks are uneven and may be muddy. Wear warm clothing and footwear and bring something to sit on when we stop for the picnic. Leader: Anne-Marie Ellis. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club.

                                  Saturday 2
                                  POND LIFE AT ALLET
                                  Booking essential
                                  Allet
                                  2.00 to 4.00pm
                                  Explore the variety and delights of pond life. Wear waterproof clothing and footwear.
                                  Nets provided, donations please. Leader: Mark Nicholson. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957; joannawallis@.... Organised by Carrick Group.

                                  Saturday 2
                                  DAWN CHORUS WALK
                                  Booking essential
                                  Kilminorth Woods
                                  5.00am
                                  Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (SX246537)
                                  Enjoy the dawn chorus and identify birds from their song. Followed by the option of breakfast in a local caf�. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Donations appreciated. Leader: Derek Spooner. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                  Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23
                                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                  Booking essential
                                  Penzance
                                  Time of start and finish varies daily
                                  Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                  Marine wildlife RIB trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsula, on the look-out for cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seasonal birds. 3-hour trip. Cost �35 adult, �25 child over 10 under 15. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                  Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24
                                  WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                  Booking essential
                                  Penzance
                                  Time of start and finish varies daily
                                  Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                  Safari-style 4 x 4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith. 4-hour trip. Cost �30 adult, �20 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200/07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                  Sunday 3
                                  PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOODLAND FLOWERS
                                  Lanhydrock
                                  10.00am start
                                  Meet in main car park (SX087643)
                                  We will photograph bluebells and other woodland flowers, and possibly some early butterflies. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is going ahead. Some disabled access (phone to check). Organised by Photographic Group.

                                  Sunday 3
                                  CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                                  Booking essential
                                  Helston
                                  6.00 to 8.00am
                                  Early morning walk to listen for a wide range of songbirds and waterbirds. Wear good walking shoes/boots; bring bird ID books and binoculars if you have them (some available to borrow). Leader: Martin Rule. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Suitable for all ages. Path mostly wheelchair friendly. Please note that this event will not run if it is raining. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day.

                                  Friday 8
                                  A WALK IN THE WOODS
                                  Booking essential
                                  Unity Wood, Chacewater
                                  10.00am
                                  Meeting place confirmed on booking
                                  A stroll to look for bluebells and other spring time delights. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear. Leader/contact: Caroline Viner (01872) 863246. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                  Saturday 9
                                  GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE EARTH!
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                  Part of a national soil survey by the Open Air Lab (OPAL), to see how the earth beneath our feet is changing. Learning to make tests and carry out surveys including counting earthworms. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Sunday 10
                                  SPRINGTIME FLOWERS
                                  Rosemullion
                                  2.30 to 4.30pm
                                  Meet at Mawnan Church at the end of Old Church Road TR115HY. Park by church or on roadside (SW788272)
                                  Join expert botanist Keith Spurgin to discover the wealth of flowers in a stroll along the South West Coast Path from Mawnan to Rosemullion. Bring robust footwear and weatherproof clothing. Parts of the path are steep. Leader: Keith Spurgin. Contact: Martin (01326) 561952 or Margaret (01326) 221632. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                  Monday 11
                                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                                  Allet, near Truro
                                  7.30pm
                                  For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                  Saturday 16
                                  WILDFLOWER WALK: PORTH JOKE, CRANTOCK
                                  10.00am
                                  Head towards West Pentire, Crantock, meet at turning for Treago Farm (SW784604)
                                  A walk around the coast and through the sheltered Polly Joke valley to look for spring wildflowers, insects and birds with local botanist Hazel Meredith. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Contact Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Saturday 16
                                  BUGS AND BEASTIES IN MINIATURE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Truro area
                                  11.00am to 1.00pm
                                  Pond-dipping and then have a close at what you�ve found under special microscopes with our experts. Prepare to be amazed! Wear outdoor clothing and shoes. Suitable for children 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Fox Club Committee and Kernow Microscopical Society. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                  Sunday 17
                                  WALK TO LOE POOL FROM HELSTON
                                  11.00am
                                  Meet at car park on B3304 Helston to Porthleven Road just outside Helston
                                  (SW652270)
                                  Bring lunch, wellies or waterproof footwear and binoculars. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                  Friday 22
                                  BATS IN THE AREA
                                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                  6.30pm to approx 8.30pm
                                  Meet outside the Cecil Arms Public House Saltash (SX416584)
                                  Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: the Warden. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                  Saturday 23
                                  CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST SUMMER FETE
                                  Chacewater Village Hall
                                  10.30am to 3.00pm
                                  Free parking at hall (SW751443)
                                  Fun family day out with lots of children�s activities, wildlife experts and range of stands. Contact: Paul Statham (01872) 273939 ext 204. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                  Sunday 24
                                  GEOLOGY WALK
                                  Booking essential
                                  From Cot to Cape in West Penwith
                                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                                  Meet in Lafrowda car park in St Just, near library (SW367315)
                                  Open your eyes to a world long since disappeared as we explore the Cot Valley on a circular walk along the coast to Cape Cornwall. Learn about rocks and mining history. There might be the possibility of a geological boat trip (talk to your guide after the walk). Wear warm clothing, walking shoes/boots. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as ground uneven. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised for Fox Club by Elemental Tours.

                                  Monday 25
                                  LOCAL WALK
                                  10.00am
                                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744) for a walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Tuesday 26
                                  EXPLORING PLANTLIFE AT WINDMILL FARM
                                  Booking essential
                                  Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, near The Lizard
                                  10.00am to 12.00pm
                                  Meet in Windmill Farm car park (SW694152)
                                  Walk around this nature reserve to learn about the special plants that only grow on the Lizard Peninsula and create a colour palate using only Mother Nature�s colours. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for all ages but ground uneven in parts Leaders: Becky House (Plantlife) and Nick Marriott (Reserves Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Plantlife for Fox Club.

                                  Saturday 30
                                  KILMINORTH KIDS BUG HUNT
                                  Booking essential
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay and display car park) (SX246537)
                                  A Kilminorth Kids event for 7 to 11 year olds. How many different bugs can we find in the Woods? Can we identify any of them? Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leader: Lyn Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                  June:
                                  Saturday 6
                                  ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                  Booking essential
                                  St. Austell
                                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                                  Explore the wonders of a Cornish beach with evidence of past volcanoes and the last ice age. Bring beach shoes, sunscreen or waterproofs and a bucket. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Leader: Catriona Burt. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                  Sunday 7
                                  ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Penzance
                                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                                  Learn fascinating facts about what lives in the rockpools. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                  Sunday 7
                                  PLANTS AND THEIR TRADITIONAL USES
                                  Booking essential
                                  The Lizard
                                  1.00 to 3.00pm
                                  Learn about the special plants that grow here and what people used them for in the past. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots; bring sunscreen and water to drink. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Leader: Becky House (Plantlife). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                  Sunday 7
                                  SEARCHING THE STRANDLINE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Carne beach, Veryan
                                  11.00am
                                  From Tregony take A3078 to Veryan then down to Carne Beach car park (SX907383)
                                  Scavenge for natural treasures of the strandline. Games and strandline sculpture competition! Bring picnic, beach wear, bucket and spades. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Abigail Crosby. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Sunday 7
                                  FULL SUMMER � BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS
                                  Stoke Climsland
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                  Visit to local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Wednesday 10
                                  EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                  Newquay Harbour
                                  5.30 (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                  Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                  A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals, possibly dolphins and basking sharks.
                                  Bring warm waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars, camera. Cost: �20 for adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Friday 12
                                  EVENING RAMBLE
                                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                  6.30 to approx. 8.30pm
                                  Meet outside Cecil Arms Public House, Saltash (SX416584)
                                  Looking around the reserve at twilight. Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                  Saturday 13
                                  MAKE A WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
                                  Booking essential as limited spaces
                                  Truro area
                                  2.00 to 4.00pm
                                  Walk in the woods to collect materials to put in a scrapbook made by you out of recycled paper, and spot woodland wildlife as we wander along. Wear old clothes as paper-making is a mucky business! Suitable for all ages with adult help. Paths wheelchair friendly. Leader: Amy Wynn. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                  Saturday 13
                                  MINIBEAST SAFARI AND ANCIENT TREE HUNT
                                  Booking essential
                                  Near Penryn
                                  11.00am to 1.00pm
                                  Activity centre with guided nature trail, so we will see what wildlife we can find, including pond dipping and a search for huggable trees to measure and record for the Ancient Trees of Cornwall Project. Chance to explore the site further in a canoe, up a scramble net or on a zip wire with Adventure Centre staff (there is a cost for these activities). Bring outdoor clothing and shoes, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Alison Forward. Contact: Richard May, Goodygrane Quarry (01326) 340912. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                  Saturday 13
                                  WALK FROM HALZEPHRON TOWARDS MULLION
                                  11.00am
                                  Meet at Halzephron Inn car park in the village
                                  Coastal footpath walk. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                  Saturday 13
                                  WILDLIFE WALK
                                  Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                  1.00pm
                                  Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, Near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                  Afternoon nature ramble around nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds along the new extension to the Wilderness Trail. Ideal for beginners. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Leader: Warden Dell Netherton. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Sunday 21
                                  HELFORD CONSERVATION CRUISE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Ferryboat, Helford Passage
                                  3.00 to 5.30pm
                                  Meet at The Ferryboat Inn jetty, Helford Passage on the north shore TR11 5LB
                                  (SW764269)
                                  Boat trip upriver from the mouth of the estuary with local experts, displays, children�s activities and live tanks. When advance booking please make cheques payable to �Helford MC Group� and send to Dr P Garrard, 4 Valley View, Bowling Green, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AP. Include SAE for tickets. Adults �8 and Under 18s �4. Bring weatherproof clothing. Binoculars useful. Leaders: HVMCA Group Members. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or Keith (01326) 340547. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                  Sunday 21
                                  GUIDED TOUR OF LOOE ISLAND
                                  Booking essential
                                  East Looe
                                  2.15pm
                                  Meet outside the Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                  Guided tour of the magical Looe Island. See and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Bring sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food, binoculars if possible. Suitable for youngsters aged 11+. Cost: �4.50 child and �7.50 adult. Trip weather dependent. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Looe VMCA Group for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                  Monday 22
                                  LOCAL WALK
                                  10.00am
                                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                  A walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Saturday 27
                                  THE WOODS OF THE WEST LOOE RIVER
                                  10.00am.
                                  Meet at Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay & display car park)
                                  (SX246537)
                                  An all day walk through the ancient oakwoods of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve and the Woodland Trust�s Trenant Woods, looking for birds, butterflies and signs of mammals. Bring picnic lunch and binoculars if you have them. Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Derek Spooner/David Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                  Sunday 28
                                  A WALKING TOUR OF PENTIRE POINT
                                  New Polzeath
                                  10.00am to 4.00pm
                                  Take B3314 from Wadebridge. Soon after Gonvena take left turn to New Polzeath (looks like straight on). Before beach, turn right into the public car park (SW937797)
                                  Looking for spring coastal flowers am and rock pooling at Polzeath pm. Bring lunch, macro lens, tripod, stout footwear. Leader/contact: Jeremy Northcott (01208) 851459. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                  July:
                                  Saturday 4
                                  SUMMER FLOWERS AND BIRDS
                                  10.30 am
                                  Meet at Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX3601744)
                                  Visit a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Sunday 5
                                  WHAT�S IN AN OWL PELLET?
                                  Booking essential as limited spaces
                                  Truro area
                                  11.00am to 12.30pm
                                  Dissect an owl pellet and piece the bones together to identify what mammals they came from. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club for National Mammal Week.

                                  Wednesday 8
                                  EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                  Newquay Harbour
                                  5.30pm (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                  Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                  A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals possibly dolphins and basking sharks. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars and camera. �20 per adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Saturday 11
                                  FACE TO FACE WITH A DORMOUSE
                                  Booking essential as limited spaces
                                  Bodmin
                                  9.30am to 12.00 noon
                                  Help the Reserves Officer to check 110 dormouse nest boxes, which involves weighing and recording any dormice we find. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen and water to drink. Leader: Sean O�Hea. Youngsters aged 11 and above only. Parent-free event: you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club for National Wildlife Week.

                                  Saturday 11
                                  BUTTERFLIES
                                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                  2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                  Meet at Wearde Rd. entrance to reserve (SX421582)
                                  Discovering butterflies on the reserve. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: John Randall. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                  Saturday 11/ Sunday 12
                                  BAT AND MOTH EVENT
                                  Booking essential
                                  Ludgvan
                                  Bat/moth spotting Saturday evening. Overnight lamp trapping for moth identification on Sunday morning. Please note that this event is very weather dependent. Please phone between 6th and 10th July to book a place. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                  Saturday 18
                                  LOOE ISLAND SPECIAL
                                  Booking essential
                                  10.00am all day to 6.15pm
                                  Meet at West Looe harbour (SX254535)
                                  Special extended trip to our wonderful Looe Island reserve. We will have a telescope to look out for passing sea birds and hopefully dolphins. Child �4.50, adult �9. Bring picnic and binoculars. Leaders: Abigail Crosby and Dave Thomas. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Saturday 18
                                  BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES OF SEATON VALLEY
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet in Seaton pay and display car park (SX304544)
                                  Easy walking through the Country Park accompanied by local butterfly and moth specialists. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Leon Truscott/Donna Whitlock. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                  Saturday 25
                                  SEASHORE SAFARI
                                  Helford Passage
                                  2.00 to 4.00pm
                                  Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB (SW764269)
                                  Sea search at the edge of the Helford river as the tide falls. Find crabs, sea anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Prue (01326) 281230 or Ruth 07967 251278. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                  Saturday 25
                                  ROCKPOOL AND BEACH WILDLIFE
                                  Porth Mear Beach.
                                  12.00 noon
                                  Meet at Pentire Farm car park, between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on the B3226 (SW853707)
                                  A closer look at our north Cornish rock pools. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring picnic, buckets and spades, waterproof shoes and swimmers (if the weather is good we can have a swim). Leader/contact: Catriona Burt (01726) 66262. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                  Sunday 26
                                  DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
                                  Bowithick, near Davidstow
                                  10.00am start
                                  Meet at Just, south of Bowithick on road near bridge over Penpont Water (SX183826)
                                  Photographing dragonflies including black darter; small red damselfly and scarce blue-tailed damselfly. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Boggy area: will require wellington boots for a full exploration. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                  Sunday 26
                                  LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES
                                  Booking essential
                                  Marazion
                                  2.00pm start
                                  Learn about the amazing variety of life in rockpools. Bring nets and buckets and wear scrambling shoes that can get wet. Suitable for 6 yrs and above. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                  Monday 27
                                  RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                                  Booking preferred
                                  Bodmin Recycling Centre
                                  10.00am to 12.00 noon
                                  This exciting visit will include a tour of the recycling centre as well as lots of fun hands-on activities for children of all ages. Leader: Laura Bosworth, SITA Education Officer. Contact: Laura Bosworth (01208) 261678.
                                  Organised for Fox Club.

                                  Monday 27
                                  LOCAL WALK
                                  10.00am
                                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                  Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  August:
                                  Saturday 1
                                  ROCKPOOL ROADSHOW
                                  Booking essential as limited spaces
                                  Truro area
                                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                                  Meet crabs, starfish and other marine invertebrates and learn fascinating facts. Stroke them, if you dare! Afterwards, join Kirstie in making sea creatures from recycled materials. All materials provided so bring a donation of �1 to cover costs. Suitable for all ages. Leaders: Blue Reef Aquarium staff and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to launch Marine Week 2009.

                                  Saturday 1 to Sunday 16
                                  ATLANTIC ADVENTURE OCEAN WILDLIFE RIDES
                                  Booking essential
                                  Meet at Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour
                                  Twice daily 2 and 3-hour trips (subject to weather) (SW477303)
                                  Come on this exciting marine wildlife trip on an RIB where expert guides will point out cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seabirds. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, non-slip footwear and bring sunscreen. Cost: call the leader for more details. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Leader/contact. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised by Elemental Tours for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Monday 3
                                  FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                  Booking essential
                                  Five Acres, Allet
                                  7.00pm start
                                  The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. �1 entry will get you a Cornwall Wildlife Trust linen bag. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Abigail Crosby on 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Thursday 6
                                  LOOE TO PORTNADLER: COASTAL WILDLIFE AND THE LOOE VMCA
                                  Booking essential
                                  West Looe
                                  11.00am to approx. 2.00pm
                                  The coastguard station, Hannafore Point, West Looe (SX255523)
                                  Join our marine experts and conservation volunteers for a walk along this beautiful stretch of coastline. From the Looe Island seabirds to the off-shore cetaceans, come and learn more about the wildlife you may possibly see along this Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Suitable for children over 11 and adults. Wear sensible clothing and footwear as path can be steep. Bring drinks and picnic punch. Binoculars also useful. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Friday 7, 14, 21, 28
                                  WHAT LIVES AMONGST THE GRAVESTONES?
                                  Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro area
                                  2.00 to 4.30pm
                                  Meet at Shortlanesend Road (SW819458)
                                  Find out about some of the wildlife that makes its home in a graveyard. We will explore the oldest part of the churchyard, which has been managed with wildlife in mind, and then create something, using natural materials, to remind us of our visit to this �living churchyard�. Wear suitable footwear for uneven paths and slippery slopes and bring something to sit on. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Cornwall�s Living Churchyards Project, with funding from Truro area City Council.

                                  Saturday 8
                                  SEASHORE SECRETS
                                  Booking essential
                                  East Looe Rocks, Looe
                                  1.00 to 3.00pm
                                  Meet at Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                  A rock pooling session with a difference; the rocks are brought to you! Join the marine experts at our shore lab on the beach and investigate the micro monsters of the shallow reefs up close. For those able to, a marine biologist will lead a group out onto the lower shore to explore the rocks and seaweed of this wonderful habitat and see what can be discovered! Shore lab suitable for children of all ages, rockpool ramble suitable for ages 7+. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible non-slip footwear for the rocks. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Sunday 9
                                  ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                  Booking essential
                                  Penzance
                                  1.00 to 3.00pm (low water 1.45)
                                  Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Sunday 9
                                  REPTILES AND SUNNY BANKS
                                  10.30am
                                  Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                  Part of series of visits to a range of local habitats, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                  Monday 10
                                  MAD ABOUT MUD!
                                  Booking essential
                                  Kilminorth Woods, Looe
                                  1.30 to 3.30pm
                                  Meet at gate to Kilminorth woods, at the far end of the Millpool car park in West Looe (SX247537)
                                  From tiny shells to wading herons, the estuary supports a plethora of marine life often overlooked by the public. Here is the chance to discover the rich and wonderful world of the estuary mud flats, from searching for clues to digging in the mud. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Wellies (or waders!) are essential and be prepared to get muddy! Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Friends of Kilminorth Woods to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Monday 10
                                  SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                  Booking essential
                                  A beach near Torpoint
                                  9.00am and 11.00am
                                  Join our trained marine experts from the Marine Biological Association and explore the incredible underwater world of Cornwall. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, however please wear a wetsuit and bring personal snorkel equipment if you have your own. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Cost: �10 per child for a 2 hr session. Leader: Guy Baker (MarLIN). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                  Friday 14
                                  MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                  Booking essential
                                  Penzance
                                  7.00pm
                                  Meet at Penzance Sub-aqua Club, Albert Pier, Penzance harbour TR18 2LL (SW477303)
                                  The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. See http://www.messageinthewaves.com/. Bar available! �3 entry donation. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall on (01736) 811200. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in association with Marine Scene Solutions, Penzance for National Marine Week. �3 entry donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s Marine Strandings Network.

                                  Friday 14
                                  SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                  Booking essential
                                  A beach near Torpoint
                                  9.00am and 12.30pm
                                  See Monday 10 for other details including cost, paid in advance.

                                  Saturday 15
                                  AWARENESS/OPEN DAY
                                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                  10.00am start, all day event
                                  Meet at Wearde Rd entrance to the Reserve Saltash, Wearde park field (SX421582)
                                  Various country crafts and stalls, children�s activities, birds of prey, falconry display, guided walks, etc. Free entrance. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs, pocket money. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                                  Saturday 15
                                  WHALE, DOLPHIN AND BASKING SHARK WATCH
                                  Gwennap Head, Lands End
                                  10.00am until the evening
                                  Meet at Coastwatch station (SW365215)
                                  Searching for cetaceans and basking sharks as part of the Seaquest Southwest programme. Free and suitable for all ages. Bring binoculars. Leader: Tom Hardy (Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Seaquest Southwest and
                                  SeaWatch SW to celebrate National
                                  Marine Week.

                                  Sunday 16
                                  GUIDED WALK, LOOE ISLAND
                                  Booking essential
                                  Looe
                                  11.15am
                                  Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront (SX256530)
                                  Join our warden for a guided tour of the magical Looe Island, and see and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Suitable for ages 11+ and adults. Costs �4.50 for children under 10, �7.50 for adults. Cancellation may occur in adverse weather conditions. Wear sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food as these are not available on the island. Bring binoculars if possible. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week 2009.

                                  Sunday 16
                                  WILDLIFE WALK
                                  Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                  10.00am to 1.00pm
                                  Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                  A morning nature ramble around this wildlife rich nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring binoculars and nature guide book. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.
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                                    Useful websites:

                                    Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                                    Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                                    Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                                    Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                                    Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                                    http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                                    Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                                    Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                                    Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                                    Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                                    National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                                    This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                                    West Cornwall Badger Group:
                                    http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                                    West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                                    http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                                    Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links

                                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                                    Diary of Events
                                    April to August 2009

                                    www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson


                                    April:
                                    Saturday 4
                                    BEACH CLEAN AND TREASURE HUNT
                                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                    2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                    Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                                    Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area and hunting for Easter treasure. Bring rubber gloves. Bring outdoor clothing, stout footwear, camera. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact: Hazel (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                    Sunday 5
                                    SPRING FLOWERING AND BIRD NESTING
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                    Visit to a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Saturday 25
                                    ATLANTIC ADVENTURE
                                    Booking essentail
                                    Penzance Harbour
                                    Times and meeting places vary: contact leader
                                    Exhilarating and educational marine wildlife trip on high-speed RIB. Cetaceans, seals, maybe early basking sharks, seasonal birds plus geology, history, and fantastic scenery! 2-hour trip. Cost �32 adult, �24 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Elemental Tours.

                                    Saturday 11
                                    WILDLIFE EASTER EGG HUNT
                                    Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock
                                    2.00pm
                                    Meet at Woodland Valley farm: from Truro turn right in Ladock, towards school and church at top of hill turn left. Follow road for 3 miles. Farm signs on the right. Follow track to car park (SW908519)
                                    Follow the clues and learn new wildlife facts to find your Easter egg. Opportunity for grown ups to visit the farm and education centre. Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Leaders: Joanna Wallis, Chris Jones, Wendy Edon. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                    Monday 13
                                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                                    Allet, near Truro
                                    7.30pm
                                    For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                    Tuesday 14
                                    BEACH CLEAN AND SCAVENGER
                                    HUNT
                                    Booking essential
                                    Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
                                    11.00am to 12.30pm
                                    Help clear the rubbish that has been washed up and then go on a fun scavenger hunt. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Wear beach shoes and bring sun screen. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club, funded by Venus Beach Caf�.

                                    Sunday 26
                                    WALK FROM ZENNOR TO TREVEAL
                                    2.00pm
                                    Meet at Zennor outside the Tinners arms (SW455385)
                                    Walk to Treveal by coast path and back by inland route. About 6 km with some strenuous walking. Refreshments may be possible at Treveal. Contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                    Monday 27
                                    LOCAL WALK/SOCIAL
                                    10.00am
                                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                    Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Indoor social if wet.
                                    Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30
                                    PHASE 1 HABITAT SURVEY COURSE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Allet, nr Truro (with site visits)
                                    9.30am to 5.30pm
                                    Meet at Five Acres building (SW793485)
                                    Training to gain skills required to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for use in ecological impact assessment, conservation and site management planning. Bring clipboard/weather writer, notebook, wear waterproof clothing, stout footwear. Cost �23 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, course materials). Leader: Caroline Davey. Contact: Emma Wilson (01872) 245510, emma@.... Organised by Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits donated to the Trust.

                                    May:

                                    Saturday 2
                                    WALK IN BLUEBELL WOODS
                                    Booking essential
                                    Near Camborne
                                    12.00 noon to 2.00pm
                                    Walk through the bluebells, looking for the signs of spring. Bring a picnic and we will stop by the pond to see if the swans have nested yet. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as the tracks are uneven and may be muddy. Wear warm clothing and footwear and bring something to sit on when we stop for the picnic. Leader: Anne-Marie Ellis. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club.

                                    Saturday 2
                                    POND LIFE AT ALLET
                                    Booking essential
                                    Allet
                                    2.00 to 4.00pm
                                    Explore the variety and delights of pond life. Wear waterproof clothing and footwear.
                                    Nets provided, donations please. Leader: Mark Nicholson. Contact: Joanna Wallis 07974 391957; joannawallis@.... Organised by Carrick Group.

                                    Saturday 2
                                    DAWN CHORUS WALK
                                    Booking essential
                                    Kilminorth Woods
                                    5.00am
                                    Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (SX246537)
                                    Enjoy the dawn chorus and identify birds from their song. Followed by the option of breakfast in a local caf�. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Donations appreciated. Leader: Derek Spooner. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                    Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23
                                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                    Booking essential
                                    Penzance
                                    Time of start and finish varies daily
                                    Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                    Marine wildlife RIB trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsula, on the look-out for cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seasonal birds. 3-hour trip. Cost �35 adult, �25 child over 10 under 15. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200 / 07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                    Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24
                                    WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
                                    Booking essential
                                    Penzance
                                    Time of start and finish varies daily
                                    Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour (SW477303)
                                    Safari-style 4 x 4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith. 4-hour trip. Cost �30 adult, �20 child. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Bring cameras, binoculars, snacks and drinks. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200/07971 540280. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Elemental Tours.

                                    Sunday 3
                                    PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOODLAND FLOWERS
                                    Lanhydrock
                                    10.00am start
                                    Meet in main car park (SX087643)
                                    We will photograph bluebells and other woodland flowers, and possibly some early butterflies. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is going ahead. Some disabled access (phone to check). Organised by Photographic Group.

                                    Sunday 3
                                    CELEBRATE DAWN CHORUS DAY
                                    Booking essential
                                    Helston
                                    6.00 to 8.00am
                                    Early morning walk to listen for a wide range of songbirds and waterbirds. Wear good walking shoes/boots; bring bird ID books and binoculars if you have them (some available to borrow). Leader: Martin Rule. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Suitable for all ages. Path mostly wheelchair friendly. Please note that this event will not run if it is raining. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day.

                                    Friday 8
                                    A WALK IN THE WOODS
                                    Booking essential
                                    Unity Wood, Chacewater
                                    10.00am
                                    Meeting place confirmed on booking
                                    A stroll to look for bluebells and other spring time delights. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear. Leader/contact: Caroline Viner (01872) 863246. Organised by Carrick Group.

                                    Saturday 9
                                    GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE EARTH!
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                    Part of a national soil survey by the Open Air Lab (OPAL), to see how the earth beneath our feet is changing. Learning to make tests and carry out surveys including counting earthworms. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Sunday 10
                                    SPRINGTIME FLOWERS
                                    Rosemullion
                                    2.30 to 4.30pm
                                    Meet at Mawnan Church at the end of Old Church Road TR115HY. Park by church or on roadside (SW788272)
                                    Join expert botanist Keith Spurgin to discover the wealth of flowers in a stroll along the South West Coast Path from Mawnan to Rosemullion. Bring robust footwear and weatherproof clothing. Parts of the path are steep. Leader: Keith Spurgin. Contact: Martin (01326) 561952 or Margaret (01326) 221632. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                    Monday 11
                                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                                    Allet, near Truro
                                    7.30pm
                                    For details please contact David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                    Saturday 16
                                    WILDFLOWER WALK: PORTH JOKE, CRANTOCK
                                    10.00am
                                    Head towards West Pentire, Crantock, meet at turning for Treago Farm (SW784604)
                                    A walk around the coast and through the sheltered Polly Joke valley to look for spring wildflowers, insects and birds with local botanist Hazel Meredith. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Contact Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Saturday 16
                                    BUGS AND BEASTIES IN MINIATURE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Truro area
                                    11.00am to 1.00pm
                                    Pond-dipping and then have a close at what you�ve found under special microscopes with our experts. Prepare to be amazed! Wear outdoor clothing and shoes. Suitable for children 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Fox Club Committee and Kernow Microscopical Society. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                    Sunday 17
                                    WALK TO LOE POOL FROM HELSTON
                                    11.00am
                                    Meet at car park on B3304 Helston to Porthleven Road just outside Helston
                                    (SW652270)
                                    Bring lunch, wellies or waterproof footwear and binoculars. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                    Friday 22
                                    BATS IN THE AREA
                                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                    6.30pm to approx 8.30pm
                                    Meet outside the Cecil Arms Public House Saltash (SX416584)
                                    Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: the Warden. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                    Saturday 23
                                    CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST SUMMER FETE
                                    Chacewater Village Hall
                                    10.30am to 3.00pm
                                    Free parking at hall (SW751443)
                                    Fun family day out with lots of children�s activities, wildlife experts and range of stands. Contact: Paul Statham (01872) 273939 ext 204. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                    Sunday 24
                                    GEOLOGY WALK
                                    Booking essential
                                    From Cot to Cape in West Penwith
                                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                                    Meet in Lafrowda car park in St Just, near library (SW367315)
                                    Open your eyes to a world long since disappeared as we explore the Cot Valley on a circular walk along the coast to Cape Cornwall. Learn about rocks and mining history. There might be the possibility of a geological boat trip (talk to your guide after the walk). Wear warm clothing, walking shoes/boots. Suitable for ages 6 yrs and above as ground uneven. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised for Fox Club by Elemental Tours.

                                    Monday 25
                                    LOCAL WALK
                                    10.00am
                                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744) for a walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Tuesday 26
                                    EXPLORING PLANTLIFE AT WINDMILL FARM
                                    Booking essential
                                    Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, near The Lizard
                                    10.00am to 12.00pm
                                    Meet in Windmill Farm car park (SW694152)
                                    Walk around this nature reserve to learn about the special plants that only grow on the Lizard Peninsula and create a colour palate using only Mother Nature�s colours. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for all ages but ground uneven in parts Leaders: Becky House (Plantlife) and Nick Marriott (Reserves Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Plantlife for Fox Club.

                                    Saturday 30
                                    KILMINORTH KIDS BUG HUNT
                                    Booking essential
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet at the Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay and display car park) (SX246537)
                                    A Kilminorth Kids event for 7 to 11 year olds. How many different bugs can we find in the Woods? Can we identify any of them? Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leader: Lyn Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                    June:
                                    Saturday 6
                                    ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                    Booking essential
                                    St. Austell
                                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                                    Explore the wonders of a Cornish beach with evidence of past volcanoes and the last ice age. Bring beach shoes, sunscreen or waterproofs and a bucket. Suitable for all ages with adult help. Leader: Catriona Burt. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                    Sunday 7
                                    ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Penzance
                                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                                    Learn fascinating facts about what lives in the rockpools. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate World Oceans Day.

                                    Sunday 7
                                    PLANTS AND THEIR TRADITIONAL USES
                                    Booking essential
                                    The Lizard
                                    1.00 to 3.00pm
                                    Learn about the special plants that grow here and what people used them for in the past. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots; bring sunscreen and water to drink. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Leader: Becky House (Plantlife). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                    Sunday 7
                                    SEARCHING THE STRANDLINE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Carne beach, Veryan
                                    11.00am
                                    From Tregony take A3078 to Veryan then down to Carne Beach car park (SX907383)
                                    Scavenge for natural treasures of the strandline. Games and strandline sculpture competition! Bring picnic, beach wear, bucket and spades. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Abigail Crosby. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Sunday 7
                                    FULL SUMMER � BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS
                                    Stoke Climsland
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                    Visit to local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Wednesday 10
                                    EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                    Newquay Harbour
                                    5.30 (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                    Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                    A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals, possibly dolphins and basking sharks.
                                    Bring warm waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars, camera. Cost: �20 for adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Friday 12
                                    EVENING RAMBLE
                                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                    6.30 to approx. 8.30pm
                                    Meet outside Cecil Arms Public House, Saltash (SX416584)
                                    Looking around the reserve at twilight. Bring warm clothing, torch, bat detector if owned. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                    Saturday 13
                                    MAKE A WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
                                    Booking essential as limited spaces
                                    Truro area
                                    2.00 to 4.00pm
                                    Walk in the woods to collect materials to put in a scrapbook made by you out of recycled paper, and spot woodland wildlife as we wander along. Wear old clothes as paper-making is a mucky business! Suitable for all ages with adult help. Paths wheelchair friendly. Leader: Amy Wynn. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                    Saturday 13
                                    MINIBEAST SAFARI AND ANCIENT TREE HUNT
                                    Booking essential
                                    Near Penryn
                                    11.00am to 1.00pm
                                    Activity centre with guided nature trail, so we will see what wildlife we can find, including pond dipping and a search for huggable trees to measure and record for the Ancient Trees of Cornwall Project. Chance to explore the site further in a canoe, up a scramble net or on a zip wire with Adventure Centre staff (there is a cost for these activities). Bring outdoor clothing and shoes, sunscreen, water to drink. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Alison Forward. Contact: Richard May, Goodygrane Quarry (01326) 340912. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of National Wildlife Week.

                                    Saturday 13
                                    WALK FROM HALZEPHRON TOWARDS MULLION
                                    11.00am
                                    Meet at Halzephron Inn car park in the village
                                    Coastal footpath walk. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                    Saturday 13
                                    WILDLIFE WALK
                                    Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                    1.00pm
                                    Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, Near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                    Afternoon nature ramble around nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds along the new extension to the Wilderness Trail. Ideal for beginners. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Leader: Warden Dell Netherton. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Sunday 21
                                    HELFORD CONSERVATION CRUISE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Ferryboat, Helford Passage
                                    3.00 to 5.30pm
                                    Meet at The Ferryboat Inn jetty, Helford Passage on the north shore TR11 5LB
                                    (SW764269)
                                    Boat trip upriver from the mouth of the estuary with local experts, displays, children�s activities and live tanks. When advance booking please make cheques payable to �Helford MC Group� and send to Dr P Garrard, 4 Valley View, Bowling Green, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AP. Include SAE for tickets. Adults �8 and Under 18s �4. Bring weatherproof clothing. Binoculars useful. Leaders: HVMCA Group Members. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or Keith (01326) 340547. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                    Sunday 21
                                    GUIDED TOUR OF LOOE ISLAND
                                    Booking essential
                                    East Looe
                                    2.15pm
                                    Meet outside the Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                    Guided tour of the magical Looe Island. See and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Bring sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food, binoculars if possible. Suitable for youngsters aged 11+. Cost: �4.50 child and �7.50 adult. Trip weather dependent. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Looe VMCA Group for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                                    Monday 22
                                    LOCAL WALK
                                    10.00am
                                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                    A walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Saturday 27
                                    THE WOODS OF THE WEST LOOE RIVER
                                    10.00am.
                                    Meet at Millpool gate to the Woods, West Looe (pay & display car park)
                                    (SX246537)
                                    An all day walk through the ancient oakwoods of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve and the Woodland Trust�s Trenant Woods, looking for birds, butterflies and signs of mammals. Bring picnic lunch and binoculars if you have them. Wear stout shoes. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Derek Spooner/David Winter. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                    Sunday 28
                                    A WALKING TOUR OF PENTIRE POINT
                                    New Polzeath
                                    10.00am to 4.00pm
                                    Take B3314 from Wadebridge. Soon after Gonvena take left turn to New Polzeath (looks like straight on). Before beach, turn right into the public car park (SW937797)
                                    Looking for spring coastal flowers am and rock pooling at Polzeath pm. Bring lunch, macro lens, tripod, stout footwear. Leader/contact: Jeremy Northcott (01208) 851459. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                    July:
                                    Saturday 4
                                    SUMMER FLOWERS AND BIRDS
                                    10.30 am
                                    Meet at Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX3601744)
                                    Visit a local habitat, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Sunday 5
                                    WHAT�S IN AN OWL PELLET?
                                    Booking essential as limited spaces
                                    Truro area
                                    11.00am to 12.30pm
                                    Dissect an owl pellet and piece the bones together to identify what mammals they came from. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised by Fox Club for National Mammal Week.

                                    Wednesday 8
                                    EVENING COASTAL SEA-SAFARI
                                    Newquay Harbour
                                    5.30pm (for 6pm start) to 8pm
                                    Meet at Newquay Harbour. Look for Atlantic Diver (SW808619)
                                    A slow ride around Newquay headlands and then out to sea to look for kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, cormorants, terns, seals possibly dolphins and basking sharks. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, warm drink, binoculars and camera. �20 per adult and �15 for child up to 12 yrs. Leaders: Chris Lowe and Dave Thomas. Contact: Chris Lowe (01637) 850930; mobile: 07860 927 833; email: enquiries@.... Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Saturday 11
                                    FACE TO FACE WITH A DORMOUSE
                                    Booking essential as limited spaces
                                    Bodmin
                                    9.30am to 12.00 noon
                                    Help the Reserves Officer to check 110 dormouse nest boxes, which involves weighing and recording any dormice we find. Bring outdoor clothing, walking boots, sunscreen and water to drink. Leader: Sean O�Hea. Youngsters aged 11 and above only. Parent-free event: you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club for National Wildlife Week.

                                    Saturday 11
                                    BUTTERFLIES
                                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                                    2.00 to approx. 4.00pm
                                    Meet at Wearde Rd. entrance to reserve (SX421582)
                                    Discovering butterflies on the reserve. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs. Sorry, no dogs. Leader: John Randall. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                                    Saturday 11/ Sunday 12
                                    BAT AND MOTH EVENT
                                    Booking essential
                                    Ludgvan
                                    Bat/moth spotting Saturday evening. Overnight lamp trapping for moth identification on Sunday morning. Please note that this event is very weather dependent. Please phone between 6th and 10th July to book a place. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                                    Saturday 18
                                    LOOE ISLAND SPECIAL
                                    Booking essential
                                    10.00am all day to 6.15pm
                                    Meet at West Looe harbour (SX254535)
                                    Special extended trip to our wonderful Looe Island reserve. We will have a telescope to look out for passing sea birds and hopefully dolphins. Child �4.50, adult �9. Bring picnic and binoculars. Leaders: Abigail Crosby and Dave Thomas. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Saturday 18
                                    BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES OF SEATON VALLEY
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet in Seaton pay and display car park (SX304544)
                                    Easy walking through the Country Park accompanied by local butterfly and moth specialists. Donations appreciated. Leaders: Leon Truscott/Donna Whitlock. Contact: Christine Spooner (01503) 265590. Organised by Friends of Kilminorth Woods.

                                    Saturday 25
                                    SEASHORE SAFARI
                                    Helford Passage
                                    2.00 to 4.00pm
                                    Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB (SW764269)
                                    Sea search at the edge of the Helford river as the tide falls. Find crabs, sea anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Prue (01326) 281230 or Ruth 07967 251278. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                                    Saturday 25
                                    ROCKPOOL AND BEACH WILDLIFE
                                    Porth Mear Beach.
                                    12.00 noon
                                    Meet at Pentire Farm car park, between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on the B3226 (SW853707)
                                    A closer look at our north Cornish rock pools. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring picnic, buckets and spades, waterproof shoes and swimmers (if the weather is good we can have a swim). Leader/contact: Catriona Burt (01726) 66262. Organised by Restormel Group.

                                    Sunday 26
                                    DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
                                    Bowithick, near Davidstow
                                    10.00am start
                                    Meet at Just, south of Bowithick on road near bridge over Penpont Water (SX183826)
                                    Photographing dragonflies including black darter; small red damselfly and scarce blue-tailed damselfly. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Boggy area: will require wellington boots for a full exploration. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                                    Sunday 26
                                    LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES
                                    Booking essential
                                    Marazion
                                    2.00pm start
                                    Learn about the amazing variety of life in rockpools. Bring nets and buckets and wear scrambling shoes that can get wet. Suitable for 6 yrs and above. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                                    Monday 27
                                    RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                                    Booking preferred
                                    Bodmin Recycling Centre
                                    10.00am to 12.00 noon
                                    This exciting visit will include a tour of the recycling centre as well as lots of fun hands-on activities for children of all ages. Leader: Laura Bosworth, SITA Education Officer. Contact: Laura Bosworth (01208) 261678.
                                    Organised for Fox Club.

                                    Monday 27
                                    LOCAL WALK
                                    10.00am
                                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744).
                                    Walk, practising habitat recording at an interesting local site. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    August:
                                    Saturday 1
                                    ROCKPOOL ROADSHOW
                                    Booking essential as limited spaces
                                    Truro area
                                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                                    Meet crabs, starfish and other marine invertebrates and learn fascinating facts. Stroke them, if you dare! Afterwards, join Kirstie in making sea creatures from recycled materials. All materials provided so bring a donation of �1 to cover costs. Suitable for all ages. Leaders: Blue Reef Aquarium staff and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to launch Marine Week 2009.

                                    Saturday 1 to Sunday 16
                                    ATLANTIC ADVENTURE OCEAN WILDLIFE RIDES
                                    Booking essential
                                    Meet at Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour
                                    Twice daily 2 and 3-hour trips (subject to weather) (SW477303)
                                    Come on this exciting marine wildlife trip on an RIB where expert guides will point out cetaceans, basking sharks, seals, sunfish and seabirds. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, non-slip footwear and bring sunscreen. Cost: call the leader for more details. Mention Cornwall Wildlife Trust when booking and 10% of your fare will be donated to the Trust. Leader/contact. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall (01736) 811200. Organised by Elemental Tours for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Monday 3
                                    FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                    Booking essential
                                    Five Acres, Allet
                                    7.00pm start
                                    The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. �1 entry will get you a Cornwall Wildlife Trust linen bag. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Abigail Crosby on 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Thursday 6
                                    LOOE TO PORTNADLER: COASTAL WILDLIFE AND THE LOOE VMCA
                                    Booking essential
                                    West Looe
                                    11.00am to approx. 2.00pm
                                    The coastguard station, Hannafore Point, West Looe (SX255523)
                                    Join our marine experts and conservation volunteers for a walk along this beautiful stretch of coastline. From the Looe Island seabirds to the off-shore cetaceans, come and learn more about the wildlife you may possibly see along this Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Suitable for children over 11 and adults. Wear sensible clothing and footwear as path can be steep. Bring drinks and picnic punch. Binoculars also useful. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Friday 7, 14, 21, 28
                                    WHAT LIVES AMONGST THE GRAVESTONES?
                                    Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro area
                                    2.00 to 4.30pm
                                    Meet at Shortlanesend Road (SW819458)
                                    Find out about some of the wildlife that makes its home in a graveyard. We will explore the oldest part of the churchyard, which has been managed with wildlife in mind, and then create something, using natural materials, to remind us of our visit to this �living churchyard�. Wear suitable footwear for uneven paths and slippery slopes and bring something to sit on. Leader: Alison Forward. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Cornwall�s Living Churchyards Project, with funding from Truro area City Council.

                                    Saturday 8
                                    SEASHORE SECRETS
                                    Booking essential
                                    East Looe Rocks, Looe
                                    1.00 to 3.00pm
                                    Meet at Lifeboat station, East Looe seafront (SX256530)
                                    A rock pooling session with a difference; the rocks are brought to you! Join the marine experts at our shore lab on the beach and investigate the micro monsters of the shallow reefs up close. For those able to, a marine biologist will lead a group out onto the lower shore to explore the rocks and seaweed of this wonderful habitat and see what can be discovered! Shore lab suitable for children of all ages, rockpool ramble suitable for ages 7+. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible non-slip footwear for the rocks. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Group to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Sunday 9
                                    ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
                                    Booking essential
                                    Penzance
                                    1.00 to 3.00pm (low water 1.45)
                                    Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore. Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that can get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear. Leader: Rory Goodall. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Sunday 9
                                    REPTILES AND SUNNY BANKS
                                    10.30am
                                    Meet at the Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                                    Part of series of visits to a range of local habitats, practising hedge and habitat mapping. Bring stout shoes. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group.

                                    Monday 10
                                    MAD ABOUT MUD!
                                    Booking essential
                                    Kilminorth Woods, Looe
                                    1.30 to 3.30pm
                                    Meet at gate to Kilminorth woods, at the far end of the Millpool car park in West Looe (SX247537)
                                    From tiny shells to wading herons, the estuary supports a plethora of marine life often overlooked by the public. Here is the chance to discover the rich and wonderful world of the estuary mud flats, from searching for clues to digging in the mud. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Wellies (or waders!) are essential and be prepared to get muddy! Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by the Friends of Kilminorth Woods to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Monday 10
                                    SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                    Booking essential
                                    A beach near Torpoint
                                    9.00am and 11.00am
                                    Join our trained marine experts from the Marine Biological Association and explore the incredible underwater world of Cornwall. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, however please wear a wetsuit and bring personal snorkel equipment if you have your own. Suitable for youngsters aged 11 yrs and above only. This is a parent-free event and you will be sent a form for medical and contact details on booking, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Cost: �10 per child for a 2 hr session. Leader: Guy Baker (MarLIN). Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Out & About Club to celebrate Marine Week.

                                    Friday 14
                                    MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                                    Booking essential
                                    Penzance
                                    7.00pm
                                    Meet at Penzance Sub-aqua Club, Albert Pier, Penzance harbour TR18 2LL (SW477303)
                                    The film, by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Department, that kick-started the plastic bag free movement. Intensely moving documentary that focuses on the effects of marine pollution on the people and wildlife of Hawaii, but really a global film. See http://www.messageinthewaves.com/. Bar available! �3 entry donation. Leader/contact: Rory Goodall on (01736) 811200. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in association with Marine Scene Solutions, Penzance for National Marine Week. �3 entry donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s Marine Strandings Network.

                                    Friday 14
                                    SNORKEL SAFARIS
                                    Booking essential
                                    A beach near Torpoint
                                    9.00am and 12.30pm
                                    See Monday 10 for other details including cost, paid in advance.

                                    Saturday 15
                                    AWARENESS/OPEN DAY
                                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash
                                    10.00am start, all day event
                                    Meet at Wearde Rd entrance to the Reserve Saltash, Wearde park field (SX421582)
                                    Various country crafts and stalls, children�s activities, birds of prey, falconry display, guided walks, etc. Free entrance. Bring appropriate footwear plus waterproofs, pocket money. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                                    Saturday 15
                                    WHALE, DOLPHIN AND BASKING SHARK WATCH
                                    Gwennap Head, Lands End
                                    10.00am until the evening
                                    Meet at Coastwatch station (SW365215)
                                    Searching for cetaceans and basking sharks as part of the Seaquest Southwest programme. Free and suitable for all ages. Bring binoculars. Leader: Tom Hardy (Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Seaquest Southwest and
                                    SeaWatch SW to celebrate National
                                    Marine Week.

                                    Sunday 16
                                    GUIDED WALK, LOOE ISLAND
                                    Booking essential
                                    Looe
                                    11.15am
                                    Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront (SX256530)
                                    Join our warden for a guided tour of the magical Looe Island, and see and hear about the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in conserving this magical place. Suitable for ages 11+ and adults. Costs �4.50 for children under 10, �7.50 for adults. Cancellation may occur in adverse weather conditions. Wear sensible footwear and clothing, drinks and food as these are not available on the island. Bring binoculars if possible. Leader/contact: Abigail Crosby 07917 765581. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust to celebrate Marine Week 2009.

                                    Sunday 16
                                    WILDLIFE WALK
                                    Breney Common Nature Reserve
                                    10.00am to 1.00pm
                                    Meet at Gunwen chapel car park, near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                                    A morning nature ramble around this wildlife rich nature reserve to look for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. All welcome, ideal for beginners. Bring binoculars and nature guide book. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093. Organised by Restormel Group.
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