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
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!