The Isle of Man’s unique natural environment is set to be celebrated in the fifth annual Manx Wildlife Week, which takes place at venues across the Isle of Man from 30th April to the 8th May.
Organised by Manx National Heritage (MNH), in association with Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) and some of the Isle of Man’s leading conservationists, Manx Wildlife Week offers the opportunity to learn about the Isle of Man’s outstanding natural landscapes, biodiversity and wildlife.
This year events include; dawn chorus gatherings, moss hunting, guided walks, listening for bats, bio blitzes, wildflower seed paper making, talks from world experts, treasure hunts, dolphin spotting, and more. Most events are free and at locations throughout the Island so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
A highlight of this year’s programme includes a public lecture by Dr Clemency Fisher, Emeritus Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at World Museum, Liverpool and a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London and Tring, hosted by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.
Dr Fisher’s will speak on the subject of The bird as a cultural image – prehistory to the present, with her lecture taking place at the Manx Museum on the evening of Wednesday 4th May.
Laura McCoy, Curator of Natural History for Manx National Heritage said:
'Manx Wildlife Week is a great opportunity to explore and find out about our lovely Island while meeting the people who help monitor and protect the wild spaces and living creatures within it.
'We extend our thanks to all those who make Manx Wildlife Week possible, for their help engaging with the public, sharing the wonders of the natural world and inspiring people to enjoy the Manx countryside, learn more about our Island Biosphere and respect our planet.'
All events for Manx Wildlife Week are pre-bookable with limited places available. Bookings information is available on MNH's website.