Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch presents the Manx Nature Show, running 18th February to 6th May 2023 at Cathedral Isle of Man in Peel. It will be open 7 days a week 9am-6pm. This event has been made possible by funding from UNESCO Biosphere.
The event will showcase the island’s environmental groups by way of an informative and highly visual exhibition inside the Cathedral and workshops set within the gardens. There are a wide range of environmental groups working to conserve different species on the Isle of Man and in Manx waters, from sea-life to birds, insects, fungi and much more. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of our environmental groups and inspire the public to get involved through citizen science projects.
Each of the groups will have a display area to showcase their work and the public are invited to submit their own high quality wildlife photographs for a montage of public images. Activities for children will include writing a wildlife pledge and completing a quiz sheet as they work their way around the show and gardens.
Many of the groups will be running workshops within the Cathedral’s ecologically diverse gardens. These will include nature trails, bird and nest games, bug hunting, garden bird identification, gardening for wildlife and much more. It will also serve as a meeting point for wildlife walks, litter picks and dolphin watches from Peel. A website and Facebook group has been set up to advertise these workshops and activities.
The Manx Nature Show, which begins just before February half-term and includes the Easter holidays, will run until the end of the island’s annual Manx Wildlife Week on 6th May. Entry will be free, but the groups may charge an admission fee or donations for workshops. School and youth groups are encouraged to attend.
Cover image- Common Lizard- Peter Duncan