Date: Sunday, 29 March 2020
Location: Buskett (circular walk)
It is time for BirdLife Malta’s annual Walk for Nature again!
Our annual Walk for Nature encourages children and families to enjoy spending time outdoors in the beautiful Maltese spring and raise awareness for the importance of nature conservation. This year, the walk will be a circular one starting and ending at Buskett.
The event is organised to help raise funds towards BirdLife Malta’s conservation efforts. This year, with the money raised we will buy satellite tags for rehabilitated birds of prey. We aim to release the birds in the autumn equipped with these tags!
Those who raise at least €5 will be given a goody bag and at the end of the walk there will be a prize-giving ceremony in which the highest three donations will win awards for their amazing sponsorship effort!
- The winner of the first prize will be invited to name the bird of prey which will be fitted with a satellite tag and will be given a Nature Explorer Kit (binoculars, eye loupes and bird identification sheets).
- The second prize will be our Birds of Malta memory game, a Flamingo soft toy and a colouring book.
- The third prize will be the book Għasafar Madwarna and a Flamingo soft toy.
This year’s Walk for Nature is approximately 8km long and it will be a circular one starting from Buskett woodland’s parking area, going up Dingli Cliffs, then towards Ġebel Ċantar, up to Salib tal-Għolja (Laferla Cross), then across Girgenti Valley and back to the starting point at Buskett.
The 8km route is considered an easy/moderate difficulty one. Families with pushchairs can join since the large part of the walk is on easy terrain, except for a small part (downhill) near Laferla Cross where pushchairs may need to be carried for a short while.
We shall meet at 08:30 at Buskett’s parking area and the walk will commence at 09:00. The finishing point will be at the same area where we start the walk, at around noon.
Participation is free for those who raise funds. A donation of €5 is required for those who don’t raise funds (to be paid on site). The event is open to all and we encourage BirdLife Malta members and friends, together with schools to join in. Children under 8 years should be accompanied by an adult.
Since this year’s route is a circular one, there will be no need for additional transport arrangements. Participants can park at the main parking area at Buskett and we will return to the cars at the end of the walk. We encourage participants to plan a picnic at Buskett when the walk has finished.
To book fill in the google form here providing all the details requested.
Please also download this sponsor sheet and remember to bring it along with you on the day together with any money you collect. Give the sponsor sheet to children so they can raise money and have the chance to win a prize. Schools should ensure that children have the school stamp on the sponsor sheet in order to accumulate points for our Dinja Waħda environmental education school programme.
Here is the number of points that schools can accumulate if their stamp appears on the sponsor sheet:
- 100 points for participation
- Bonus 25 points if more than 10 students raising funds attend
- Bonus 50 points (to the school that raises most funds
If you have any questions, email us on [email protected] or call us on 2134 7645/6 during office hours.
Join us for Walk for Nature 2020 and come along for a lovely day out raising funds for nature conservation!