May is full of celebrations, including May 21’s European Natura 2000 Day, all about nature, preservation and protection.
Themed events take place all over Europe and this year, the Cyprus Department of Environment and Terra Cypria are organising a two-day celebration under the framework of the Pandoteira project. The Cyprus celebrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will include activities for children and children at heart.
Saturday’s events will take place at Kambos Tsakkistras where from 10am to 4.30pm, visitors will be able to participate in a number of activities. These include mouflon observation tours and visits to the Cyprus Forest Heritage Museum, traditional bread-making, traditional decorative art on pumpkins workshops and treasure hunts for children and adults. Additionally, there will be hiking and bird-watching planned at the Kalonomati waterfall trail while another group explores water invertebrates.
Sunday’s activities move to Mammari for a hike at its nature trail combined with bat observation. The hike will begin at 6.30pm and at sunset, the bat observation will be enhanced with a Sonar bat detector before hikers return to base at 8pm.
European Natura 2000 Day
Two-day event with nature events and activities. May 20. Kambos Tsakkistras. May 21. Mammari village. www.pandoteira.cy/natura-2000-day-celebration-2023. Registrations needed. [email protected]. Tel: 22-489105