This is the first of two regular visits (the other in October) to this lovely Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve where we are invited to join members of the bat group who will be checking the roosts and boxes for signs of bats. As trainees will be practising their handling skills as part of their licence requirements, it may be possible to get very close to a bat!
The other nest boxes will be checked for dormice which tend to be rather more elusive.
Spring is the best time to visit the woods with leaves un-furling and some interesting woodland plants.
This day will be all about beetles led by our own Ian McClenaghan who as many of us know, has a huge knowledge about this group of invertebrates.
Ian will explain how to identify a beetle (as opposed to a bug etc!) and describe many of the methods used to find and trap the creatures. May is one of the best months to find them so we should be lucky.