Mixed Media Activities Nature Collage Workshop

Where: No 25, Bridge Street, Kirkwall

When: Wednesday 15th May 11am – 1pm

With: Orkney Creative Hub

Cost: £10

Booking Required: Yes via their website www.orkneycreativehub.co.uk

Contact: [email protected]  

Orkney Creative Hub are pleased to support the Orkney Nature Festival 2024. Come along to create your own nature themed project in our groups.  We cover a range of arts and crafts from painting and drawing, using a variety of media, to needle felting and doodling, printing and knitting and crochet. All materials supplied, all skill levels welcome. Young folk under 12 will require an accompanying adult. Look up their website for more details and to book.


Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Where: Meet in Ring of Brodgar car park    

When: Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th May 1pm  

With: Historic Environment Scotland 

Cost: Free event 

Booking required: No, turn up on the day. 

Contact: Historic Environment Scotland - Email: [email protected] 

Join the HES rangers to learn more about the Ring of Brodgar and the wider landscape in which it sits. Discover just how much effort went into creating this wonderful site and what people think about it today.


Guide without a Hide

Where: Marwick Head

When: Wednesday 15th May 1pm - 4pm

With: Orkney Native Wildlife Project (ONWP)

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No, just turn up

Contact: [email protected]

Join the Orkney Native Wildlife Project’s Monitoring Officer high up on the cliffs at Marwick Head for our guide without a hide session.  

Marwick Head hosts an amazing number of seabirds, and this will be your opportunity to experience this alongside our resident expert. Ask him questions and learn all about how important Orkney is to the UK’s populations of seabirds! 




Listening to the Biodiversity of Beaver Wetlands

Where: Online Talk

When: Wednesday 15th May 6pm - 7.30pm

With: Alex Adams, PhD Researcher

Cost:  Free 

Booking Required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/listening-in-to-the-biodiversity-of-beaver-wetlands-tickets-846890721947

As part of this year's Orkney Nature Festival, PhD researcher Alex Adams will be discussing his current work listening in to the soundscapes of beaver-engineered wetlands. 

The activities of beavers can have widespread and profound ecological impacts, which can benefit many other species, from birds and bats to amphibians, insects and even plants. Beavers modify their habitat by felling trees and building dams, which can also produce significant hydrological changes, improving downstream water quality and reducing the impact of flooding, drought, and wildfires. 

Monitoring these habitat changes is a scientific priority, and Alex is using ecoacoustics, the study of environmental sounds, to answer his key research question: do beavers improve ecosystem resilience? 

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