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GWCT Stand for 2016 – 'Grass to Grouse’
For the GWCT, the Scottish Game Fair is a celebration of all that game conservation delivers for our
countryside. The Trust’s flagship stand beside the main ring is a ‘must visit’ for all Fair goers; it will
highlight the benefits of our research and how science can be readily translated into practical
management advice that helps ensure a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife.
The theme for our central exhibit is ‘Grass to Grouse’ and the various displays aim to showcase how sympathetic management of a hill edge livestock farm can be efficient without loss of biodiversity and carefully integrated with sporting enterprises.
Informative displays will include an array of cover and food crops available to support land managers’ shooting and conservation interests along with shrub choices for effective pheasant coverts. With legal predation control activities forever being scrutinised, our professional advisors will display the latest in modern predator control techniques and trap development.
Staff from the GWCT’s upland and low ground research teams will be available to discuss current projects.
“How do Bees make candles?”
There is set to be a hive of activity in the GWCT’s Wee Beasties Marquee during the fair. Learn all about honeybees and pollination, there will be experienced beekeepers to answer all your questions. We will have a live observation hive and a badge for everyone who can spot the Queen bee. Observe how to make a skep and possibly have a go yourself; children can make their own candle.
Wildlife sculptor Julian Jardine and Royal Highland Education Trust will also be running a variety of free workshops and offering children the opportunity to get involved in hands on activities such as clay model making. GWCT’s professional Advisors will be close to hand to inform on how in-field conservation margins can be established to benefit farmland songbirds, grey partridges and all bees. We look forward to seeing you and being part of the buzz.
The GWCT Shop will be situated within the ‘Wee Beasties’ Education marquee this year where you will notice that we have down-sized a little! However our ever-popular range of Christmas cards, ties and wildlife-related pocket money toys will still be available, so please pop in and have a browse. Don’t forget that our full range of branded clothing, books, gifts and shoot day items is still available to order online from http://www.gwctshop.org.uk
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