Our next (and final for this year) programmed field trips are:
Thursday, 23 September: Extra field trip for bat enthusiasts
Peter Shallcross asked me to share with you all that there are a dozen or so spare places on a bat walk at Teffont lake on Thursday evening being organised by Tracy Adams of Cranborne Chase AONB for the Nadder Valley Farmers group, to be led by Gareth Harris, Wiltshire’s County Mammal & Bat Recorder, details below.
If you’d be interested to join the walk please click here to email Dick Budden ASAP as there are only a limited number of places. Please note, though, the event is weather dependant and the forecast currently (it may well change) is for light rain on Thursday afternoon/evening.
Bat Walk on the Teffont Estate with Gareth Harris - Thursday 23 September. Meet at 6:45pm for 7:00pm start, estimated finish time 9pm. There will be a short 15-20 minute talk followed by a walk around the lake and through part of the estate. Bring a torch as well as any refreshments you may need. Weather dependant: if it’s raining it won't go ahead.
See the map here for the meeting place; ‘what 3 words location’ - type.enthused.begins. Though please note that on the map parking is shown on the wrong side of the road: parking will be in the field on the opposite side to the lake.
Saturday, 9 October 2021 Dorset Wildlife Trust: Brownsea Island (there will be additional entry charges as well as the fare for the ferry across Poole Harbour) Organiser: Dick Budden
This Wednesday 22 September is the deadline for signing up for this trip to Brownsea Island on Saturday 9 October.
The trip will involve a journey of about an hour to Poole by car (sharing cars if you are comfortable to do so) and a ferry crossing to the island, before visiting the Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve where we will be given a guided tour of the area including the bird hides. There will be a chance afterwards to explore the rest of island managed by the National Trust.
There will be additional charges for the trip (charges for parking at one of the Poole car parks, for the ferry (£12.50 per adult, £7.00 for a child) plus, if you are not a National Trust member, £9 for adults and £4.50 for a child to access the island.
It’s just possible they might run out of spaces, so Dick needs to tell Dorset Wildlife Trust how many we expect to be and, more important, block book ferry spaces via the NT.
If you are interested, please email Dick now to ask if it's still possible to come along, how many of you there will be (number of adults, children, please) and whether or not you are National Trust members.
These are the last of our Field Trips for 2021. The programme for 2022 will be published in the New Year.
Thank you very much for your interest and support during the 2021 season. If would like to make any comments, or suggestions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.