Friday, 18 April 2014

Two for the birds

Graham French + sprog drop by BSBI stand at Birdfair 2013
Birdfair is great for family days out!
Image: L. Marsh
BSBI is going to be at two Birdfairs this year. We have booked to attend British Birdfair - the "world's biggest wildlife event" - where we hope to match last year's achievement and win Best Stand (Conservation) again! 

We have a secret weapon to help us this year, but that's under wraps for a little bit longer. Watch out for an announcement in the next issue of BSBI News (if you are a member) and then on this page.

Before that, BSBI members in Scotland will be attending Scottish Birdfair for the second year running, and I hear that Jim (BSBI Scottish Officer) and his team will again be offering plant ID demonstrations and a Plant Quiz. 


Scottish Birdfair 2013
Image: Ken Jack Agencies
Courtesy of RSPB Scotland/Scottish Birdfair
British Birdfair has been running at Rutland Water for over 20 years; RSPB only launched the Scottish event in 2012, but it is already proving very popular, especially with families: children get in free and there is a full programme of activitiesIt's great to see RSPB championing all wildlife, not just birds, and BSBI was happy to be a partner in last year's RSPB-led 'State of Nature' initiative, contributing towards the report and offering a presentation at the launch. 

More info about Scottish Birdfair here, and if you are near Hopetoun House on 10th-11th May and decide to visit Scottish Birdfair, why not send us a photo of the BSBI stand and we'll post it here?