Early Beetle Hunt in Stara Woods

Date: 28-Apr-2019 11:00am
Contact:Jen Bousfield - info@launcestonparishwildlife.org.uk
Event Leader:Jen Bousfield & others

meet at: the parking area at the entrance to Stara Woods.
For a map and directions see the website which is www.starawoods.co.uk/location/
Map ref is SX289738.


Details: We’ll walk up the hill to the top entrance by the mine, then work our way through the conifers and down to the footbridge. Over and up to the barn and on up to explore the very top where I found the minotaur beetle last autumn. Back to the barn to eat our packed lunches (there might be a bit of extra cake & a hot drink) and then on into Treovis Wood and finally back down along the river.
We should find oil beetles and other dung & ground beetles. I will bring some ID sheets, containers, magnifiers and a close-up camera so we’ll do our best but I hope that we’ll have some more expert advice.
Some paths are steep and uneven; bring packed lunch if you wish to stay into the afternoon. I would expect to finish before 3pm but that depends on interest, speed & the weather!

Equipment & Booking:

*For all our outdoor events, please dress for the weather, walking boots recommended, sometimes wellies are necessary. Always useful to bring notebook, camera/phone, binoculars, drink & a snack. Specific requirements are listed in event details.