Experience the magic of a dawn chorus – Sunday 1st May


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to ditch the duvet, see the sun rise and hear the birds wake by experiencing one of Britain’s greatest wildlife spectacles.

The county’s largest nature conservation charity is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk event at its Wolseley Centre headquarters on Sunday 1st May between 5am and 8am.

Experts from the Trust will take people on a stroll around the Wolseley Centre grounds to listen to the early morning birdsong. After the walk, those attending can enjoy a bacon roll and a hot drink in the visitor centre.

Sam Pachner, Conference and Events Officer at the Trust, said:

“We hope to hear the birds in full song including common garden birds such as robins, wrens and blackbirds, and also possibly some of our migrant species that will have arrived for the summer.

“The event is an ideal way to pick up tips and hints on how to identify different birdsong.”


Admission to the event is £6 and places can be booked online.

The Wolseley Centre is located at Wolseley Bridge, on the A51 between Stafford and Rugeley and is set in 26 acres of beautiful grounds to explore, which are full of interesting features and wildlife-friendly display gardens.

For more information contact Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on 01889 880100 or visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/whats-on