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Meeting will hear of wildwood project; Wildlife.

The February meeting of Lockerbie Wildlife Trust was member's night and a friend of the trust, Alistair Bertram, gave two short presentations.

In the first part he spoke about the British Divers Marine Life Rescue. This organisation has a network of trained volunteers ready to help stranded animals such as whales, dolphins and seals return to the sea.

For the second part of the evening he talked about gardening for wildlife and had brought along a selection of suitable plants from his garden centre, Gardenwise, in Dumfries.

This month it will be the last meeting of the season and the speaker will be Philip Ashmole who will be talking about 'Carrifran Wildwood and Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland'.

The Carrifran valley near Grey Mare's Tail, Moffat, was bought by public subscription on Millennium Day and since then supporters of the project have been working to restore the natural valley habitats that have been lost over many hundreds of years.

Philip will also have copies of his book 'The Carrifran Wildwood Story' for sale - all proceeds go to the project.

More information can be found at www.carrifran.org.uk.

The meeting will be held in the Hawthorn Room, Town Hall, Lockerbie on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.30 pm. Entry is PS2, concessions and members PS1. Everyone will be most welcome.

Peanuts and bird seed will also be on sale as will packs of wildlife notelets. As usual there will be a raffle for which prizes are always welcome.

There will be the opportunity to join the trust or to renew membership.

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Date:Mar 16, 2018
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