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Join us for a field trip exploring the wildlife of the Floating Harbour, with a special focus on the bird life including key species such as Peregrines and Kingfishers.

Local wildlife expert Ed Drewitt of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, will talk about how local birds migrate with the seasons, local resident populations, unusual aspects of bird behaviour, and conservation methods that are having a positive result on the Floating Harbour’s birds. We always see bird life when making a tour to the Ballast Seed Garden – this time Ed Drewitt will be able to explain why it’s there, and how it survives.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office.

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 Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini. 

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.