Is this course for me?
Wild about ponds is for anyone who is interested in wildlife ponds for their garden and wants to know more. Beginners and improvers welcome.
When and where?
Saturday 18 May 2019 – 10am to 1pm
Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start
What do I need to bring?
- A pen or pencil and notebook
- Warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy, comfortable footwear suitable for the weather on the day and working beside a pond.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Jim Day – Blashford Lakes Education Officer
Education Officer at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for over 10 years, Jim has a life-long love of all things watery, starting at an early age and a misspent youth delving around in a couple of small ponds in fields adjacent to his childhood home! He’d dug his first garden pond by the age of 12, got together with school friends to make another at secondary school and then swapped freshwater for saltwater, qualifying as a scuba diver and later a diving instructor. Jim has a degree in marine biology from Newcastle University where he also later was awarded a (Secondary Science) Post Graduate Certificate in Education. With an all-round general interest in wildlife Jim believes passionately that everyone should have the opportunity to explore, discover and enjoy our local wildlife regardless of their age and still gets a thrill out of fishing strange animals out of ponds, rivers and rock pools whether it be with a group at the Lakes or his children and their friends in the New Forest.