Saturday, 2 July 2016

Walks, Talks and Mini Wildlife Adventures

There's so much on over the next couple of months:


Sunday rAmble this weekend: Killinallan ~ Orchid and Floral Dune Delights; meet 2pm just before the end of the road near gate, East side of Loch Gruinart.  Charge for walks £4 per person; families £10, INHTrust members £2

Monday evening 7pm the first of the regular summer talks 'Islay's Wildlife Wonders'.
these will run throughout July and August.  The aim is to give you a broad introduction to Islay's landscape and wildlife.  The cost of admission is included in the centre admission charge.  INHTrust members free. or pay on the door Ad. £3.50; Conc. £2.50; Child £1.50; Family £8
This Tuesday 5th July we have a specialist talk by local resident Steve Wrightson: 'Rivers of Life, One Man's Story' this will be a slide presentation of his previous award winning Water Life Conservationist work.  7.30pm at the Islay Natural History Centre, Port Charlotte. Charge: £3.50 (INHTrust members £1) included tea and cake refreshments.

Thursday afternoons will be our for Mini-wildlife Adventures specially for families.  Our first excursion will take us on a seashore safari in search of crabs, little fishes and other seashore surprises on the shore below Port Mor Campsite, Port Charlotte.  Meet in the car park 2pm.  This activity is being run in conjunction with the Islay and Jura Toy Library and is a free event. Pick up your leaflet and come and join in the fun.

If you don't make it to any of these then there is plenty of interest for you in the Centre itself, information, microscopes, touch table, hands-on challenges and activities and the creatures in the sea tanks are a constant source of amusement and delight.  Open week days 10.30-4.30.

Fiona MacG

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