Early Bird Walk

DBD Early BirdEarly Bird walk-  Free event on Black Down in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

If you have ever wondered what all the different birds are on the Black Down and Burrington Commons then now is an ideal opportunity to find out. Come and join members of the Somerset Ornithological Society on Saturday 17th May at 9.30am to discover what birds live on Black Down and which are just visiting us for the summer.

 “This free event is a great way to learn all about the birds of Black Down from the experts.” said Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer.

To find out more details or book on this FREE event contact Stuart Bardsley, Discovering Black Down Project Officer on 01761 462338, or email sbardsley@somerset.gov.uk

Notes for Editors

Discovering Black Down Project

Discovering Black Down is a three year project (2013-2016) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project will raise awareness of the wildlife and archaeological value of the Black Down and Burrington Commons through activities, events and training.

In recent years erosion and damage to specific features and the site in general has occurred through a combination of recreational use and weather. Alongside the Discovering Black Down Project, work to restore and repair badly eroded paths across the Commons will be undertaken.

The legacy of Discovering Black Down will be to ensure local community and user group volunteers continue to play an active role in the care and conservation of this area’s heritage.

The project is guided by the Black Down Advisory Group with representatives from Mendip Hills AONB Unit, Natural England, English Heritage, Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council, and the land owner Sir David Wills.

For further information contact;  Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer
SBardsley@somerset.gov.uk            Tel: 01761 462338

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