Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Wallingford Castle Meadows‘ wildlife, who knows what we might find?
We’ll be going on a guided walk of the nature reserve and using a variety of techniques to see, hear and trap the local wildlife. We will check the small mammal traps* and reset them ready for tomorrow’s Wildlife Wednesday. In the past we have caught wood mice, bank voles and a shrew. We’ll then get out the bat detectors and go on a walk around listening out for them, and looking for them with high power torches. Finally, once it’s dark, we’ll go to the moth trap to see what’s coming to the light – moths come in every shape, size and colour!
*The traps are non lethal and totally humane – it captures the animal in a box with plenty of food and hay to keep them cosy.
Due to the timing of this event, there is a suggested minimum age of 5 years.