Orkney Native Wildlife Project Open Day
Where: Mull Head, Deerness
When: 10am - 3pm Friday 20 May
Booking required: No. Drop in on the day.
Contact: Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01856 881451
Come and join the team at Mull Head and explore every part of the world’s largest stoat eradication project. You will have the opportunity to meet our conservation dogs and see them in action, explore the beautiful Mull Head looking for our native Orkney Vole with our monitoring officer, as well as meet other members of the project who can tell you all about who we are and what we are doing. This family friendly open day is your opportunity to experience hands on conservation and wildlife management.
Burwick Coastline Guided Walk
Where: Burwick, South Ronaldsay
When: 10am - 1pm Friday 20 May
With: Wild Orkney Walks
Booking required: Yes. Maximum 6 people.
Contact: Megan Taylor - Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07718 820828
Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks for a walk along the coastal path north from Burwick, up the west coast of South Ronaldsay. This path takes you along the cliff tops, giving plenty opportunity to spot wildlife – from seabirds to seals, insects, flowers and if we’re lucky maybe a cetacean. There are stunning views over Scapa Flow, the islands and of course the Pentland Firth and Caithness. The maximum group size is 6 people. You are advised to have appropriate footwear for walking, ie walking boots or wellies and warm, waterproof clothing. Binoculars and camera are advisable and please bring a drink/snack with you. To book please contact Megan direct on 07718 820828 or email [email protected]
Fur, Feathers & Fables with Fran Flett Hollinrake
Where: Quoyloo Old School
When: Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Friday 20 May
With: RSPB Scotland
Cost: Adults £6, Under 16 £4 - pay on door. Price includes refreshments.
Booking required: Booking advisable to guarantee seats. Tickets at door depending on availability.
Contact: RSPB Orkney - Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07554 331138
Fran has been telling stories for round about 30 years, starting with ten years as a ghost tour guide in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Since coming to Orkney she has helped, through the Orcadian Story Trust, to revive the annual Orkney Storytelling Festival, and has enjoyed exploring Orkney folklore and history. This evening of stories will feature the natural world - animals, birds, plants, landscapes…and maybe stray into the supernatural as the night draws in!