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Cheltenham Wildlife Watch

 
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We are a new Wildlife watch group based in Cheltenham and exploring the surrounding area!! We have an amazing program planned for the summer months. With out first session planned for Saturday 16th of May, we would love to see you there! The finalised summer program will be up in the next couple of days in the mean time if you would like further details please ask.

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Change of date

The Wildlife at Dusk event in August is actually on the 15th not the 5th to clear up any confusion.

Change of date

The Wildlife at Dusk event in August is actually on the 15th not the 5th to clear up any confusion.

Summer 2015 program

Cheltenham Wildlife Watch
Summer 2015 Programme

May – Butterflies n’ Insects
Date: Saturday, 16th May
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Venue: Cleeve Hill, Masts
Cost: £3 for the first child, £2 for additional children

Meeting at the masts on Cleeve Hill, the group’s first outing will involve
exploring the wild flowers at the butterfly conservation area on Cleeve
Hill, and looking for and catching butterflies. We will also put our insect
identification skills to the test and see what insects we net on these
grasslands. The group will still meet, even if it is raining as we can still
hunt for and identify pupae and larvae, yes caterpillars! Please ensure
children have appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather on the
day.

June – Making Tracks
Date: Saturday, 13th June
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Venue: TBC
Cost: £3 for the first child, £2 for additional children

This session will entail hunting for animal tracks and signs of activity. The
challenge will be to try and identify which animals have created the tracks
and signs we find. The session will provide you with some activity sheets
that you can take away to go searching for animal tracks and signs in local
green areas near you. Please ensure children have appropriate clothing
and footwear for the weather on the day.

July – Pond Dipping!
Date: Saturday, 11th July
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Venue: TBC
Cost: £3 for the first child, £2 for additional children

Meeting at a venue TBC, we will be going on a micro-marine safari! We
will be looking for signs of life and discovering diversity in a pond or lake
setting. Please ensure children have appropriate clothing and footwear for
the weather and bring a pair of wellies. Children may also like to bring
their own net, though some will be provided.

August - Wildlife at Dusk
Date: Saturday, 5thAugust
Time: 9pm – 11pm
Venue: TBC
Cost: £3 for the first child, £2 for additional children

Meeting at a venue deemed suitable closer to the time, the group will look for signs of life at dusk, do some bat detecting and hopefully visit a badger sett to catch a glimpse of this iconic British species. Please ensure children have appropriate and warm clothing and footwear for the weather and time of day. Children may also like to be provided with a drink and a torch for this session.

September – Signs of autumn
Date: Saturday, 12th September
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Venue: TBC
Cost: £3 for the first child, £2 for additional children

Looking for the first signs of autumn, we will see what clues point to a change of season and also do some tree identification, bark rubbings and seed collection and craft. Please ensure children wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.

Cheltenham Wildlife Watch group will meet once a month during summer 2015, however we intend to add further events throughout the summer and we will keep you informed of these events as they happen. We will also update you with venues as we confirm through the season.
For further information about these events or joining the Cheltenham Wildlife Watch group, please email: emmamortiboy@yahoo.co.uk.ere...

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