Wild About East Lothian

wild_about_posterEast Lothian Council’s Countryside Ranger Service will be taking over Lauderdale Park in Dunbar from 10am to 4pm on the 20th and 21st April for two action-packed days of wildlife fun and games. As part of the John Muir Festival, Wild About East Lothian[1] is coming to Dunbar this Easter with lots of FREE and fun environmental activities for all the family to get involved in.

There will be drop-in activities to try out including rockpooling, willow weaving, storytelling, bat hunts, micro world, art and many other free environmental activities for all the family. Countryside Rangers will be waiting to guide you on many different themed journeys around the local area to explore the various habitats and discover the wildlife there. Advanced booking is advisable with limited places available on the day. All events are free. Some of the events on offer include:

Rockpooling: Rocks are tough, but rockpool animals are tougher still! Come along to discover and record the fascinating marine life that frequent our rocky shores, and learn about the amazing ways they manage to survive and thrive. Wellies advisable.

Seabirds: The Firth of Forth is a summer home to over half a million seabirds. Join us as we head off in search of diving gannets, crying kittiwakes and maybe even pretty puffins on this leisurely 90-minute walk along the coast.

Tracks and trails: Join us on a quest to uncover which animal placed that print or plopped that poo. Learn about feather and fur identification and hone your skills as a nature detective!

There will also be ongoing drop-in environmental activities at the hub such as:

Fungi Fun: Drop in to find out how the mushroom got its spots, make some pictures with fungi paint and try a mushroom supermarket challenge.

Willow weaving workshop: Discover the art of natural weaving – no experience necessary! Come and have a go at making a willow and rush fish to take home.

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