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A festive day in nature

Birdlife is organising its second Christmas fair at Simar Nature Reserve, St Paul’s Bay tomorrow.

The fair is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and get closer to nature and wildlife during the winter season. At the same time those attending will be able to take part in fun activities and games related to the festive period.

It will also feature stands and exhibits showcasing the work, activities and installations of other like-minded organisations as well as ongoing nature activities for families and children.

At this year’s event, Birdlife will also be holding a presentation on its Birdtourise project focusing on sustainable birdwatching tourism in Mediterranean islands. To find out more about the project and to participate in a questionnaire, visitors need to pre-register at https://goo.gl/HhE7xc.

Participants with the most correct answers will be rewarded with a private tour of the reserve.

Walk around Wied iż-Żurrieq

Birdlife Malta is organising a four-hour nature walk tomorrow around the picturesque surroundings of Wied iż-Żurrieq. It is a circular walk that will start at 9am from the car park at Ħaġar Qim Temples and proceed through Wied iż-Żurrieq visiting Torri Tal-Ħamrija coastal tower and ending at Wied iż-Żurrieq belvedere and the Blue Grotto, before returning to the starting point through country lanes.

This is an easy/medium difficult walk of approximately four kilometres suitable for all ages. Appropriate footwear is recommended as the areas to be visited can be slippery if wet.

The meeting point for the start of the walk is the car park of Ħaġar Qim Temples, Qrendi, at 9am sharp. Participation is open to all but subject to prior booking and limited to the first 80 persons, with Birdlife Malta members given priority. Participation is free, but donations are welcome. To book, send an e-mail with your name and Birdlife Malta member number, if applicable, to activities@birdlifemalta.org.

The Birdlife Christmas fair will be held at Simar Nature Reserve, St Paul’s Bay, tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and no booking is needed. The event will be cancelled in case of adverse weather. For updated information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/348518505704888

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