Foulney – Words, Wildfowl and Waders

- March 12th, 2017

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Roa Island Boating Club
Piel Street Roa Island
Michelle Cooper, Morecambe Bay Partnership
01539 734888

Foulney is a key site for wintering and breeding birds in Morecambe Bay. Come and read, write, walk and look at this wildlife hotspot. We’ll be watching cooing eiders, fishing grebes and flocks of waders as we explore the site with author of The Gathering Tide, Karen Lloyd, and wildlife expert Mike Douglas from South Lakes Ecology. The first part of the day will be spent indoors looking at inspiring nature writers, and looking out from Roa Island before a guided walk onto Foulney. Mike will explain what makes this area so important for wildlife and how Cumbria Wildlife Trust are trying to make this an even better site for breeding birds. There will be time for note taking on the island. Depending on weather we may have time for some reflective writing back at the Boating Club. The 3 mile walk is exposed so please bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear and waterproofs. Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them, a packed lunch and a notebook and pen. Timetable and activities for the day may vary depending on weather. Booking Essential.