Are you interested in nature?
Would you like to discover a new wildlife haven and learn more about the species that live there? The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) are hosting a series of walks to showcase their project sites and explore biodiversity in more detail. People are invited to come along, enjoy the walk and use some simple wildlife identification techniques to unlock the secrets of each unique location.
The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative are responsible for six Survey Walk routes in a range of locations with a team of registered volunteers who have been walking these routes on a regular basis, identifying wildlife and recording their sightings. These upcoming events are an opportunity for existing volunteers to share the experiences and knowledge they have gained in the process of getting to know their adopted Survey Walk and encourage new people to get involved. The sessions will consist of a guided walk where established volunteers and newcomers can share their observations and collaborate with each other to record new species. With the help of IFLI’s Wildlife Recording Assistant, attendees will walk a designated route and spend some time identifying plants, birds, mammals and insects. Results will be contributed to the National Biodiversity Network recording scheme, thus aiding future conservation work and research. People of any experience level are encouraged to participate in the walk and to learn more about the area, wildlife and the ongoing work of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative.
Like all IFLI events, each Survey Walk session is free of charge, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the National Lottery. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult. As sessions are mostly outside, we advise that you wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather forecasted and for walking off footpaths. Advance booking is advised. Contact Adam Ross, 01324 831568, or email email@example.com for more information and to book your place.
These workshops are part of a suite of activities and events that will be organised over the next two years as part of IFLI’s Forth Nature Counts project. The project aims to generate wildlife records and give people the confidence and skills to record nature throughout the Inner Forth, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the National Lottery.