Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 12-07-2017

What do Labyrinth Spiders, eels, lizards and Red Velvet Swimming crabs have in common?

by LC

All of these fascinating creatures are found on the Isle of Man and can be discovered during the summer holidays with the help of Manx Wildlife Trust staff and a Summer Season Pass.
Manx Wildlife Trust is launching its 2017 Summer Season programme of 10 events for children on 26th July, 2pm to 4pm at Cronk-y-Bing nature reserve, with a chance to discover Labyrinth Spiders hiding in their funnel shaped webs plus lots more wildlife amongst the dunes.
A Summer Season Pass costs just £10 per child or is free to Family or WATCH members of Manx Wildlife Trust.  It can be obtained online or from Manx Wildlife Trust in Peel and full details can be found at
Children who attend 7 sessions or more will receive a Hedgehog Award of a badge and certificate to show that they are well on the way to becoming Nature’s Champions. 
All equipment required to detect and identify wildlife, whether from rock pools or woodlands, will be provided, together with expert guidance and help from experienced naturalists. Group number are kept small so that each child gains a safe and rich experience of the natural world.
Dawn Dickens, MWT’s Biodiversity Education Officer said: “these events are a great way for children to have fun outdoors and learn lots about the natural world. Whether delving into rock pools or building a den, activities are designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity - and send them home tired but happy”.


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