Autumn visit to Armstrong’s Wood (Bat Group)

Date: 10/14/2018 2:00pm
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Contact:

Tony 01579 370433 Email: downgatebatman@yahoo.co.uk

Event Leader:

Tony Atkinson and Steve Robbins

Meeting:

Entrance to the reserve at SX322774 just off the road and down from the hill where you can park.

 

This reserve is quite close to Trebullett, down in the Inny valley.

The autumn visit to Armstrong’s Wood has become a marker for the change in season from late summer into autumn but we have often been very lucky with gentle weather. Although numbers of bats should be good, the dormice remain as elusive as ever but other small mammals can be seen taking advantage of a nice wooden box to nest in.

This is one of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s more private reserves so we are very lucky to be invited to join the bat group as they monitor the numbers and species of bats found using the various kinds of bat boxes attached to the trees. If trainee bat workers are present, one of their tasks is to learn how to handle a bat safely giving us the opportunity to see a bat at close quarters and learn how they identify the species.

This year looks to be a good season for fungi after the long hot and dry spell, although naming them without an expert is a challenge.

Our group will provide refreshments at the end of the afternoon as usual ~ the nearest thing to a dormouse might be a dormouse biscuit…

And of course families are welcome to bring children.

We will be walking mostly along the woodland paths but there is one short scramble where the path has slipped and care is needed.

If the weather is bad, please contact Tony and/or check this website in case we have to cancel or postpone the event.

Lastly, please leave your dogs at home because of the disturbance to livestock and wildlife.

Equipment & Booking:

No need to book. Wear good walking boots or shoes and dress for the weather. Camera/phone, notebook, and binoculars could be useful. No dogs because of livestock & wildlife.


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