Gordon D'Arcy, wildlife artist and author of 'Birds at Lough Beg' will be running a series of bird drawing workshops for children at the Garden Fete at Moyola Park, Castledawson, this Sunday, 10 June, 2-6pm. Admission £6 adult, £2 child. The painting workshop is one of a number of events including 'Its a Knockout' which will be fun as well as informative, the idea being to raise awareness of the wetland jewel that is Lough Beg as well as funds for both Action MS and Lough Beg For Life.
So, if you have a copy of this out of print classic, and would like it signed by Gordon, please bring it along on Sunday and bring lots of children, too! The support of every birdwatcher and conservationist in Britain and Ireland is needed if we are to ensure Lough Beg is fully protected 'in its entirety for eternity'. Despite a multitude of designations and acres of well-meaning words this fabulous wetland continues to suffer from decades of neglect. More people need to know just how special Lough Beg is. Please help spread the word.