The Friends of Williamson Park are inviting people to join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey.
Bring the family along on Sunday January 27 between 9am and 10am and join in with activities. There will be 5 recording stations manned by birdwatchers with telescopes around the park.
The event is being co-ordinated by the Friends of Williamson Park, U3A Birdwatching Group and the Lancaster and District Birdwatchers Society.
If you are interested in joining in, you can meet one of the event organisers at the Wyresdale Road car park or the car park near the café on the day to be directed to a watching station. Remember to wrap up warm.
There will be a chance to share you findings and report back on what you have seen afterwards in the park’s meeting room.
For more details contact Hilary Smith from the Friends of Williamson Park on 01524 298680.
Coun Ron Sands, Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism and culture, said: “Lancaster’s Williamson Park is not only a popular attraction for visitors to the district but also a very special place for wildlife too.
“With an abundance of birds living and visiting the park throughout the year, it will be a fantastic location for people of all ages wanting to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and help it create a snapshot of bird numbers across the UK and understand how various species of birds are doing.”
The event promises for be fun for children too with additional activities on offer throughout the day from the Williamson Park Zoo Keepers, Sammy and Beth.
Children aged between 6 and thirteen years can take part in a drop-in workshop between 11am-2pm and participate in various activities including their very own bird count following the official event (weather dependant).
Children can also enjoy making apple feeders, Starling finger puppets, bird feeders from recyclable materials and activity sheets of different birds.
The workshops are free but you should book in advance as spaces are limited to 20 children at a time. If you wish your child to take part, contact Williamson Park on 01524 33318.
Children need to wear suitable footwear and clothing for this workshop.