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John Muir, 175th anniversary

It's the 175th anniversary of John Muir's birth this weekend, and events are taking place across the country. Check out the list of exciting events on the Scottish Natural Heritage events page, here:

A couple of my favorites are:

20th Apr 2013 Kilmory Beach Clean and BBQ
Kilmory, Isle of Rum, PH43 4RR
It is estimated that over one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die every year from entanglement or ingestion of plastic.

20th Apr 2013 Celebrating John Muir Day on the Isle of May
Isle of May NNR - Anstruther meeting point, KY10 3AB See the spectacular seabirds of the Isle of May and learn about one of Scotland's greatest conservationist who was born in sight of the island.

21st Apr 2013 'I-Spy' Nature Detectives
Loch Leven NNR - Findatie Car park, KY13 9JL
As spring rolls in, join SNH on an exploration of the budding nature in our local woodlands.

21st April 2013 John Muir Day at Flanders Moss
Flanders Moss NNR - reserve car park, FK8 3QQ
There will be a packed afternoon of activities, with SNH staff helping participants explore the reserve and learn about its wildlife. http://www.snh.gov.uk/news-and-events/events/event-details/?id=2151