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Urban Naturalist – Amphibian Pondlife – Newts

May 22, 2014

Sat 31 May, 2-4pm

Urban Naturalist: Amphibian Pondlife

Rick Parker, chairman of Bolton Conservation Volunteers is back at the Museum to enlighten us about amphibians, their needs and requirements and how you can develop an attractive pondlife environment for these animals. Rick will show three native newts and their eggs ,including the rare and elusive Great Crested Newt. Although protected under U.K. and European legislation Great Crested Newt numbers continue to plummet. Find out how Urban Naturalists can help to save this protected species.
Get some practical experience on identifying these animals and different species.

Rick has been Chairman of Bolton Conservation Volunteers for over 30 years, the group manages habitats for wildlife.

Urban Naturalist is a series of friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep. Book on 0161 275 2648 or museum, £3

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