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Take a walk on the wild side in the Isle of Man
A Shag
The Common Shag is a familiar sight around the shores of the Isle of Man

During 2010, BBC North West Tonight will be focusing its long lenses on the region's wildlife.

'A Walk on the Wild Side' is a year-long project showcasing creatures great and small in the North West region.

If you love nature and want to tell us about what you've seen, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

We're asking you to send in your photographs, videos and sightings of anything from beetles and bats to ducklings and doormice.

Presented by Dianne Oxberry, Walk on the Wild Side will feature on BBC North West Tonight at least once a week during 2010.

Because of the huge range and beauty of the Island's wildlife we would love you to help us get the Isle of Man involved in the project.

Here's how:

Your photos/ tweets

As our wildlife watchers across the region, we want you to show us - and tell us - what you've seen:

NWT on Flickr

Image: Manx Bird Photography
Walk on the Wild Side will feature on North West Tonight weekly

Post your wildlife photos onto our Flickr photo-sharing site;

NWT on Twitter

Sse our Twitter site to tell us about wildlife near you.

Get involved with nature

Breathing Places is a BBC initiative to help you do one thing for nature. To find out more, log on to bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces and type in your postcode to search for events, walks and free family days out.

Wildlife Surveys

Help to monitor the regions nature by taking part in a national survey on amphibians, bees, bats, butterflies, sea life, moths, and many more. Find a Breathing Places wildlife survey.


Go to a Springwatch Wild Day Out this June. There are events across Merseyside. And tune into Springwatch on BBC Two from 29th May for three weeks. To find out more, click on Breathing Places and enter your postcode.

Do One Thing for Nature

Whether it's in your back garden, window box, or in your local park - here are some simple ideas to get you started.


Birds across the North West are starting to nest. Give them a helping hand: make a nest box or bake a lard-cake.

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