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Islanders invited to celebrate local environment

11 February 2019

Islanders are invited to a free event this weekend to learn about Jersey’s wildlife and local ecosystems.

‘Wild About Jersey’ and ‘Seedy Sunday’ will take place at Le Rocquier School on Saturday and Sunday (16 and 17 February) to encourage involvement in wildlife projects and to promote participation in voluntary work.

Visitors will be able to discover the importance of pollinators in Jersey and will learn what they can do to help sustain thriving wildlife locally. The events will include a range of talks and training sessions by local experts will suit all levels, from expert to beginner, and there will also be opportunities to sign up for wildlife monitoring schemes to track the progress of various local animals.

Guest speaker Alan Gardner, from the Channel 4's series 'The Autistic Gardener', will visit the event on the Sunday to give tips and advice about gardening, as well as hosting a question and answer session.

Over the two days there will be activities and talks on topics such as:
• seed swapping
• Jersey Bats
• rock pool touch tanks
• wild food foraging
• Jersey trees and their value

The event is being is being supported by EMR and the Channel Islands Cooperative Society's Eco Fund. All funds raised on the day will support Jersey Trees for Life’s project to repair and create new squirrel rope bridges across busy roads.

More information about the weekend can be found:
- On gov.je/WildAboutJersey
- On Seedy Sunday Jersey’s Facebook page
- By emailing WildAboutJersey@gov.je

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