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Dale Fort Wildlife Watch Group

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This Wildlife Watch Group is organised by Field Studies Council Staff and Volunteers from Dale Fort Field Centre. Regular meetings for 6 -13 year olds will be held on the second Saturday of every month from 2pm until 4pm meeting at the centre. (Children need to be supervised by a parent/guardian). Older/younger members are also invited however the may not be able to fully participate in all elements of the activity. The initially activities will be decided by the group's leader, but for later meetings, it is hoped that the children will decide what activities they are most interested in carrying out. Possible activities are: • rockpooling • pond-dipping • wild art • wildlife gardening • mini-beast hunt • weather monitoring • butterfly feeders • environmental games • seine netting • crabbing • mammal/moth trapping • beach cleans • animal feeders - and much, much more! For more information contact Dale Fort Field Centre on 01646 636 205 or email /

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Dale Fort Wildlife Watch - Gruffalo Trail

Next month the meeting will be on Saturday 9th February at Dale Fort at 2pm for a Gruffalo Trail around the local woodland. Please make sure you are wearing suitable footwear and have waterproofs! Everything else will be provided.

Please also email by the 4th February to book your place, so we know how many are coming.

Seime netting

Just in case you might not know what seine netting is, it is a weighted net with floats on the top which we drag through the water.

Seine Netting at the Gann on Saturday 12th August

Join us at the Gann Estuary for a spot of Seine Netting, where we hope to catch lots of fish, crabs and shrimp. The event starts at 2pm until 4pm, meeting at the Gann Car Park. Be prepared to get wet.


For July's wildlife watch where we will be going crabbing!
How many crabs live under Dale village pontoon?
Who can catch the most?
Join us on Saturday 8th July from 2pm-4pm on Dale Pontoon to find out!
We will provide the equipment but feel free to bring your own if you would like.

Minibeast Mayhem

For June's Wildlife Watch we will be hunting for minibeasts!
We will be learning all about these fascinating creatures as well as building a bug hotel.
Saturday June 10th 2pm-4pm at Dale Fort Field Centre
Hope to see you there!

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