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Celebrate Nature at this year's Birdfair

Enjoy three amazing days of over 180 wildlife talks and events at this year's Birdfair, which runs from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. This year Birdfair will welcome 45 new exhibitors, and brand new hand picked caterers at the "Nourish and Flourish Hub", some big issues of the day will be addressed including climate change and wildlife decline. 

On Friday evening join Chris Packham, Carrie Symonds, Deborah Meaden, Hannah Stitfall, Isabella Tree, Philip Lymbery and Tony Juniper for a Question Time session looking at the current state of nature, chaired by Dominic Dyer. Simon King’s talk on living lighter will look at how we can change the world one step at a time. 

On Saturday, budding young conservationists and environmentalists will have the opportunity to discover how to take the first steps in a range of careers. Hear how a range of passionate conservationists, including broadcasters Mike Dilger and Mary Colwell, got started. Want to fight for an important nature cause? Come along to Birdfair’s 'how to be a campaigner' session and discover how to fight for the causes that matter to you.

Birdfair visitors can also look forward to fun quiz sessions in the form of Would I Fly To You and Bird Brain of Britain hosted by Stephen Moss, Iolo Williams’ talk on "Life before Telly" and Angie and Jonathan Scott’s Big Cat Tales. Other treats in store include Birdfair’s ever popular wildlife cruises on Rutland Water, the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards with Chris Packham, local food market and for young families a production of The Lion King! 

Birdfair founder and manager Tim Appleton said "There’s really something for everyone this year. Whether you’re a Birdfair regular or a first time visitor, this is going to be a fantastic three days. And it’s worth remembering that everyone visiting is making a real difference by contributing towards wildlife conservation projects."

Each year Birdfair raises vital funds for conservation across the planet, through entry ticket sales and a charity auction. This year’s event will fundraise for BirdLife International’s “Conserving Cambodia's Big Five” project.

Birdfair is jointly promoted by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB.

Get your tickets here: www.birdfair.org.uk

The Birdfair entry ticket covers all the daytime events: separate tickets can be purchased for evening events and cruises. Parking for Birdfair is free of charge.

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