– Posted on Monday 25th April 2022

The Isle of Man’s unique natural environment is set to be celebrated in the fifth annual Manx Wildlife Week, which takes place at venues across the Isle of Man from 30th April to the 8th May.

Organised by Manx National Heritage (MNH), in association with Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) and some of the Isle of Man’s leading conservationists, Manx Wildlife Week offers the opportunity to learn about the Isle of Man’s outstanding natural landscapes, biodiversity and wildlife.

This year events include; dawn chorus gatherings, moss hunting, guided walks, listening for bats, bio blitzes, wildflower seed paper making, talks from world experts, treasure hunts, dolphin spotting, and more.  Most events are free and at locations throughout the Island so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A highlight of this year’s programme includes a public lecture by Dr. Clemency Fisher, Emeritus Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at World Museum, Liverpool and a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London & Tring, hosted by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.  Dr. Fisher’s will speak on the subject of The bird as a cultural image – prehistory to the present, with her lecture taking place at the Manx Museum on the evening of Wednesday 4th May.

Laura McCoy, Curator of Natural History for Manx National Heritage said:

“Manx Wildlife Week is a great opportunity to explore and find out about our lovely Island while meeting the people who help monitor and protect the wild spaces and living creatures within it.  We extend our thanks to all those who make Manx Wildlife Week possible, for their help engaging with the public, sharing the wonders of the natural world and inspiring people to enjoy the Manx countryside, learn more about our Island Biosphere and respect our planet”.

All events for Manx Wildlife Week are pre-bookable with limited places available.  Bookings information is available on


Manx Wildlife Week Events:

Date Event Location Booking Details
All Week Children’s wildlife trails and crafts Natural History Gallery, Manx Museum, Douglas No booking required – drop in from 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Sat 30 April Himalayan Balsam Walk with the Friends of Neb, 11am – 12pm The Raggat, Glenfaba Road, Peel E-mail Roger on
Sun 1 May Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch – Seawatch at The Sound, 2pm – 4pm The Sound E-mail
Manx Wildlife Trust – Cooildarry Nature Reserve Guided Walk, 10am – 12pm Meet at the junction of A4 with the turn to Glen Wyllin campsite Visit: to book.
Mon 2 May Manx Ornithological Society – Birding Walk with Tim Earl at Langness, 10am – 12pm Langness E-mail Janet Thompson on
Manx Wildlife Trust – Macro Photography with Jeremy Broom-Smith, 2pm – 4pm Scarlett Discovery Centre, Castletown Visit: to book.
Manx Wildlife Trust –  Treasure Hunt, 11am – 4pm Ayres Nature Discovery Centre, Bride Visit: to book.
Tues 3 May Manx National Heritage – Behind the Scenes Tour of the Natural History Collections with Laura McCoy, 10am – 11.30am Manx Museum, Douglas  Book at
Weds 4 May UNESCO Biosphere – The Bird as a Cultural Image – Pre-history to Present’ – A Public Lecture by Dr Clemency Fisher, 7pm – 8.30pm Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, Douglas Book at
Thurs 5 May Manx Birdlife – Guided Walk at Point of Ayre National Reserve, 10am – 1pm Point of Ayre National Reserve Contact David Andrews on 01624 861130 or e-mail
Manx Footpaths Conservation Group – Wildlife on the Peninsular – a chance to see the birdlife around Langness, 10.30am – 12.30pm Langness Call 07624 437978 or e-mail
Manx Wildlife Trust – Stream Dipping, 1pm – 3pm Summerhill Glen, Douglas Visit: to book.
Manx Wildlife Trust – The Joy of Moss, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Archallagan Plantation (South Carpark) Visit: to book.
Fri 6 May Manx National Heritage – Wildflower Seed Paper Making workshop, 11am – 1pm Manx Museum, Douglas Book at
DEFA – Warden Walk at The Ayres Nature Reserve, 2pm – 4pm Ayres Visitor Centre E-mail Louise on
Traditional Manx Herbs with the Manx Herbalist, 2pm – 5.30pm St. John’s Mill Conference Centre E-mail Jane on
Sat 7 May Supporters of Curraghs Wildlife Park – Dawn Chorus Walk – guided by Chris Sharpe MBE, 6am – 8am Curraghs Wildlife Park E-mail
Manx National Heritage – Wildflower Seed Paper Making workshop, 11am – 1pm Manx Museum, Douglas Book at
Manx Bat Group – The Bats of Silverdale Glen, 8.45pm – 10pm Silverdale Glen Book at
Supporters of Curraghs Wildlife Park – Nature Detectives trail, 11am – 4pm Curraghs Nature Trail E-mail
Manx Wildlife Trust & Friends – BioBlitz, 10am – 6pm Groudle Glen, Onchan Visit: to book.
Sun 8 May Friends of the Neb – Japanese Knotweed, 1.30pm – 2.30pm Foxdale Heritage Centre E-mail Roger on

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Image caption: Manx Wildlife Week 2022 Logo

Media contact:

Lynsey Clague, Communications Manager – Manx National Heritage

T: 01624 648032


Manx National Heritage, Eiraght Ashoonagh Vannin

Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY

Isle of Man Registered Charity No 603


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