Another Botanical Group walk but with a mission to find the rarer Beech & Oak ferns on these high tors of Bodmin Moor.
All are welcome to help and I am sure that Ian will explain what we are searching for; and of course we do record other species groups so long as we can confidently ID them.
This could be a rather blustery autumn day high up on the northern side of Bodmin Moor but the air will be fresh off the Atlantic....!
This is the follow on autumn visit (last one was in May) to check the dormouse nest boxes and bat roosts in this Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve. Licensed & trainee bat and dormouse workers will be checking for numbers of bats & bat species that are using the roosting boxes so this is a rare chance to see these very special animals up close as the trainees will be demonstrating their handling and ID skills.
We are invited to join the Pensilva Group for a talk about bees by a Cornish bee-keeper. I understand that he will include all kinds of bees, not just the honey-bee.
No charge for this event although donations will be welcome and there will be a selection of bee products to buy.
Please note that this is at the village hall, not the Millennium Centre and there is room for parking behind the hall.
This event is run by the Fungus Group, one of many through out the year.
Please be prepared for any weather although if the forecast is for severe weather, please phone Richard in case the event is cancelled.
It is useful to have collecting box or basket, hand lens, pocket knife, notebook, pencil and camera and remember to bring lunch if you wish to stay all day. Richard may finish earlier than 4pm, depending on the weather and fungi.
The site may be wet and slippery and possibly steep in places (Kit Hill?).