The event runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm and will include magnificent moths, brilliant bee walks, wildlife discovery adventures, recording rambles, mini beast hunts, pond dipping, and more!
Organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre, the event is free of charge, thanks to National Lottery Players and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, who awarded £1.6 million towards the purchase price and an ongoing five year programme of conservation and activities to benefit wildlife and people.
The aim of the day is to record as many different species of insects, flowers, birds, and mammals as possible in the meadows, wetlands, and ponds of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. The records collected at the event will help paint a big picture of wildlife at the nature reserve, and will be submitted to the Cumbrian and national wildlife databases.
Booking in advance is required for some activities as spaces are limited. These are:
9:00am: Moths of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Help check the moth traps and discover the incredible insects that come out at night.
10:00am: Recording ramble guided walk. Join Stuart Colgate of Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre to find as many species as possible and learn how to begin identifying them!
11:00am & 1:30pm: Bumblebees of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Learn all about brilliant bees on a guided walk with Julia Pigott of Bee Ed. Suitable for ages 8 years plus.
To book free places please contact Cumbria Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.