Wake to the Dawn Chorus at Gransha Woods

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The Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership will host a special event to celebrate local wildlife on Saturday, May 11 from 5.30am – 7am.

People of all ages are invited to come along to Gransha Woodland and be rewarded with an unforgettable experience, as wildlife celebrates the new day in a fantastic fresh air festival of birdsong.

Annie Mullan, Community Engagement Officer with Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership, explained: “Gransha woodland provides a variety of habitats for birds as it is within close proximity to the River Foyle and Enagh Lough and is host to woodland, hedgerows and meadows.

“This event will provide people with an opportunity to explore the woodland and learn how to identify different bird songs.

“We would advise anyone interested in attending to book early to avoid disappointment as it is sure to be another great event!”

Mary Montague who has recently completed her Doctorate on bird song will be on hand, to help people recognise the different bird calls, and explain the behaviour of bird song and reasons for it.

Participants are then invited for a picnic breakfast and to take in the breath-taking scenery of the woodland and city.

This is a Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership event funded through the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013 through the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Derry City Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.

This event is free but booking is essential.

For more information on this event or Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership, and to take part contact Annie Mullan, Tel: 028 71337498. Email: annie.mullan@derrycity.gov.uk or visit www.faughanvalley.com