L.O.S. Open Day - Saturday 30th January 2016

Leigh Ornithological Society will be having an 'Open Day' in the Derby Room at Leigh Library from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 30th January 2016.  The main idea is to provide a time and place where anyone interested in birding, wildlife and nature can meet in an informal setting and have a good chat with each other.

We are very pleased that the event will be formally opened by Councillor Susan Loudon, the Mayor of Wigan Borough at 11am.

We do hope that many of the Manchester Birding Forum members and our Facebook friends will join us on this day and help us put faces to names, as many will have never met each other in person before. Entry will be free but you may like to help support Leigh Ornithological Society by becoming a member on the day or by making a small donation on the door.

There will be many L.O.S. members present with whom you'll be able to chat about where to go birding in the North West (and beyond) and what you might see there, as well as several invited guests who will be willing to talk about bird and nature photography, local conservation issues and anything else related to these topics. There will also be photographic displays and videos on topics such as bird identification and behaviour.

Our local nature photographers who will have projected displays of their work and who will be able to discuss their photographs, equipment and techniques include:
  • Pauline and Ian Greenhalgh - confirmed
  • John Barlow - confirmed
  • Dennis Atherton - confirmed
  • David Shallcross - confirmed
The following organisations and firms will be present with stalls and information boards:
  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust (Little Woolden Moss) - confirmed
  • Red Rose Forest - confirmed
  • Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve - confirmed
  • L.O.S. Young Birders' Club Team - confirmed
  • Trek Eco Adventures - confirmed
  • Friends of Low Hall Nature Reserve - confirmed
  • FAWN (Friends of Atherton Wildlife and Nature) - confirmed
I will have a display about Blue Tit nestbox cameras and information about how to put a live video feed on a website. There will also be a display on Tawny or Barn Owl nestbox cameras.

A selection of refreshments as well as second-hand books and some birding related products such as a few bird boxes and bird food will be available for purchase.  You will also be able to join the L.O.S. and possibly some of the other organisations on the day.

Please tell other people about this event and bring along a friend when you come.  If you live some distance from Leigh you can always tie-in a trip to Pennington Flash either before or after you've been to see us at Leigh Library.

So we do hope to see you there on Saturday 30th January to start the New Year with a Big Birding Bang!

Martyn Jones

4 comments:

David Shallcross said...

i will be there Martyn, i am tempted by your super description of the meeting, please mention that the Mayor of Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley and Wigan will be there to open the event at 11 am

Martyn Jones said...

Of course David., I knew I'd forget something.

Anonymous said...

Well done Martyn. Are you planning to do something smaller for an A5poster for the Flash and other notice boards or shall I have a go? We have a laminator here that could be used for the posters. Angela

Martyn Jones said...

Thanks for the offer Angela. I've started work an A4 poster for each of the hides at the Flash and the Library, but if you have any ideas for advertising in other places please feel free to do so. I'll send you a copy of my poster when I've finished it.

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