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Gems in the Dunes

Beginner’s Guide to Wildlife Filming and Photography

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre, Southport, PR8 2QB Date: Thursday 13th June Time: 10.30am - 3.45pm Join award-winning photographers Alex Hyde and Neil Aldridge for a fascinating introduction to the world of wildlife photography and film. Alex and Neil will talk you through the basics of capturing images and footage followed by hands-on training in the Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature...

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Enjoy a Sunset Walk in the Ainsdale Dunes

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre Date: 15th May Time: 7.30 - 9pm Grab your camera and join us for a sunset stroll through the dunes at twilight. As part of our Gems in the Dune project, why not come and see what animals are waking up just as we are normally going to bed. We are...

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See Tiger Beetles and Lizards in the Dunes

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre Date: 12th May Time: 10am - 12pm Sand lizards and Tiger beetles are known for their love of sun and sand. Come along to the Ainsdale Discovery Centre on Sunday 12th May between 10am and 12pm for a chance to see them as part of the Gems in the Dunes project and...

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Sand Lizard Survey

Location: Altcar Rifle Range Date: 3rd May Time: 10am - 1pm Volunteers - if you have attended Sand Lizard training, we want you! Gems in the Dune are conducting a Sand Lizard survey between 10am and 1pm on Friday 3rd May at the Altcar Rifle Range, L38 7JE. We would love you to come and...

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Natterjack v Tiger Beetle

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre Date: 11th May Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm Which will we spot first - Natterjack Tadpoles or Tiger Beetles? As part of our Gems in the Dune project, we will be pond dipping and mini-beast hunting to learn about the amazing wildlife in our dunes. If you would like to join us...

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Nocturnal Natterjacks – an evening walk

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre Date: 1st May Time: 9 - 11pm Gems in the Dune would like to invite you for an evening walk to see 'Nocturnal Natterjacks' on Wednesday 1st May between 9 - 11pm, meeting at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre. Bring your torches for an evening stroll to see the toads and hear...

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Sand patch creation

Location: Hightown dunes Date: 16th April Time: 10am - 3pm Gems in the Dune are looking for volunteers to create open sandy patches for the Sand Lizards to bask in, followed by a quick survey too. For more information, please email: fiona.sunners@arc-trust.org  

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Sand Lizard Training

Location: Ainsdale Discovery Centre Date: 14th April Time: 10am - 4pm Gems in the Dune would like to invite you to help survey Sand lizards. You'll learn about their life cycles, ecology and how to survey them - that's the fun bit, walking round the sand dunes on a hot sunny day! For more information,...

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Sand Lizard Survey

Location: See below Date: 11th April Time: 10am - 1pm Gems in the Dune would like to invite volunteers to survey Sand lizards for anyone who attended Sand lizard training. 10-1pm, Weld Road, Birkdale. For more information, please email: fiona.sunners@arc-trust.org  

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Eggs in the Dunes

Location: see below Date: 10th April Time: 11am - 2pm Gems in the Dune would like to invite you on an Easter egg hunt with a difference! How many creatures lay eggs in the sand dunes? A fun, family trail to discover more about the local wildlife with the promise of Easter treats too!11-2pm. Join...

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