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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.

      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 :
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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 , Dec 1, 2008
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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.

        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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          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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          It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
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          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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            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 :
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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
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              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
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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.

                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 :
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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

                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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