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Habitat exploration on Anglesey: a workshop for outdoor instructors (PM)

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RSPB South Stack cafe

Holyhead

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The Environmental Charter have teamed up with the RSPB and BMC to bring you two free environmental workshops aimed at celebrating chough on Anglesey's coastline.





Date: Tuesday 27th February

Time: Afternoon Workshop 13.15 pm - 16.30 pm

Where: meet at RSPB South Stack cafe, Holyhead, LL65 1YH

FREE workshops

(Places are limited, booking essential)





The South Stack area and the coastline east towards Porth Dafarch, including Penrhyn Mawr (the area known as The Range), are well used by outdoor recreation providers for coasteering and sea-level traversing. The exposed cliffs and rocks of the South Stack SSSI provide a nationally important site for nesting seabirds (puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars) and also for chough and peregrine falcons. The heathland on the surrounding cliff tops also supports several rare plant species.

The numbers of groups using the area for coasteering and sea-level traversing is increasing, and there is a resultant increase in disturbance of nesting birds. This workshop aims to share and enhance understanding and knowledge of the recreational use of The Range and to explore the development of best practice to ensure that adventure activities and birds can sustainably co-exist.

There will be a 1 hour indoor discussion at the start to give an introduction to the chough species, followed by a 1.5 hour outdoor field trip. Included in the session will be an introduction to the nesting birds we may encounter whilst leading groups in the outdoors with input from, Mike Raine, Plas y Brenin, Adrienne Stratford, RSPB and Elfyn Jones, BMC. The workshop will highlight common species, point out chance encounters of nesting birds, and provide spotting tips and useful facts that can be shared with clients. Information will be transferable to other locations.




Bring all weather clothing and suitable footwear for coastal walking terrain.

Contact chartergroup@snowdonia-active.com if you have any questions. Please ensure you book as places are limited. The afternoon workshop is a repeat of the morning workshop, please be clear as to which session you are booking onto.

These workshops are funded by the Sustainable Development Fund, a Welsh Government Initiative in the Isle of Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the BMC.


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