10am-12pm Saturday 14th October 2017 Fantastic fungal foray on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Would you like to know your puffballs from your parasols? Then join us on a fascinating fungal treasure hunt with Joe McSorley from Avon Wildlife Trust. £5.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com
7.30-9.30pmThursday 19th October 2017 Owl prowl on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Join owl specialist Ian McGuire for a fantastic evening on the Downs learning all about British owls. If we’re lucky, our resident tawny owls might put in an appearance! £6.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
9.30-11amThursday 21st October 2017 Feathered friends family fun with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Hop along to the Downs for some birdy fun with the local RSPB and Avon Gorge and Downs education teams. Can you name all of the birds on our autumn bird-spotters trail? Discover what birds like to eat and make bird feeders to take home for your feathered friends. £4.00 per person. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com
10am-3.30pm Thursday 26th October 2017 Awesome owls with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Discover the wonderful world of wild owls with Ian McGuire. Meet a real owl and in the afternoon create your own awesome owl from autumnal materials. £15.00 per child. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 9-11am Saturday 11th November 2017 Autumn bird identification walk with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Spend a morning on the Downs with bird expert Ed Drewitt learning to identify resident and migrant birds. This walk is aimed at those who are developing their bird identification skills and / or have been on one of our spring birdsong courses. £6.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com 7pm-9pm Monday 11th / Tuesday 12th / Wednesday 13th December* 2017 Christmas star party on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Wrap up warm for a seasonal night of stargazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society and Shaaron Leverment and Ben Brown from Explorer Dome. Be amazed as you look at the Orion Nebula through a telescope. Learn how to spot the main winter constellations and enjoy hearing the stories written in the stars with a unique festive twist. We’ll even sing under the stars as Helen Ashead and Nicola Ramsden teach you beautiful star-related songs. £7.50 (adults) £4.00 (children) *You need to be free for all three evenings as the weather may be unsuitable on the 11th or 12th. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We will be serving hot drinks and a star-shaped cookies at this event, if you would like to help out please contact Robin on the form below
Deep litter picking FODAG volunteers and friends forage for litter one Saturday morning of the month during the winter from 10 am to 12 pm. If you would like to join the merry band please contact Martin for details.
Butterfly Survey Friends have actively surveyed the butterfly population of the downs over the last 6 years adding to national data. (data is held on our website). If you are interested in being involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Goat and Gully Monitoring A group of Friends keep a regular eye on the Goats in the Gully, making sure they are happy and healthy. Also we are looking to create a similar group who take note of the health of the Victorian steps and it's surroundings. If you would like to find out more or to get involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Dead hedging the dead hedge working party work to build and maintain the dead hedges. If you are interested in being involved please contact Robin on the form below.