To celebrate national #dawnchorus day on Sunday, 2 May Worsbrough Mill will be hosting a very special livestream event from their stunning Country Park. It will allow wildlife fans to come together online to celebrate the day safely.
The live stream, which will be aired at 5.30am on their social media channels and available on demand throughout the day, will allow viewers to experience the gentle sound of bird song as a variety of species wake. Together they will sing in harmony at dawn, creating a chorus of sweet sounds.
On hand at the event will be ecologist, Geoff Carr, who will offer fascinating insights into the types of birds in the country park, their habitats, distinctive sounds and features.
The unique event will feature interviews from the Discover Dearne and Barnsley Museums team who will be able offer information around the natural habitats, biodiversity, milling process and history on the Mill and Country Park. Ian McMillan will also be there for one of his famed, inspirational daily morning strolls as he delivers a special Dawn Chorus poem he has written especially for the occasion.
Launching on the day will be ‘Wild at Worsbrough’ a programme of physical and virtual events running from May until September that showcases all that the Mill and Country Park has to offer. Activities will include walks, talks, family activities, games, blogs, virtual tours and more.
Sue Thiedeman, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy said:
“Worsbrough Mill and Country Park is a haven for so many species of wildlife including, birds, mice, bats and more. We hope this event will shine a spotlight on the importance of the natural environment and the fantastic projects that are happening there to protect them. There will be a full programme of exciting digital and physical activities happening that will allow people to find out more about the wildlife, history and flour production.
To view the event, which has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and its players, visit Worsbrough Mill or Barnsley Museums social media channels www.facebook.com/WorsbroughMill/live