Dursley birdwatching group celebrates 60th
6:02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
TWITCHERS throughout the area are encouraging new members to get involved in their birdwatching and conservation group as it celebrates its 60th birthday.
Formed in 1953, the Dursley Bird Watching and Preservation Society has always enjoyed a large membership, with over 500 at its height.
Even today the group has approximately 200, with many founding members still involved in the group’s work of helping conserve a wide variety of bird species, wildlife and their habitats in the region.
As well as supporting local and national wildlife organisations including the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the society holds numerous interesting and varied illustrated talks throughout the winter, presented by distinguished and well known experts.
Throughout the year it also organises and runs a number of field trips and excursions to local areas and further afield.
To mark its sixth decade the society has brought out a range of merchandise to commemorate the milestone.
To encourage younger generations to take an interest in their surroundings, the group has recently established a project to provide several nearby primary schools with a range of bird-feeders and supplies of feed.
If you would like to know more visit www.dursleybirdwatchers.btck.co.uk
Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 01453 546174.
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