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See the wonder of nature at night
WILDLIFE enthusiasts are being invited spend this Hallowe’en on a nocturnal nature ramble at a local nature reserve.
The walk and talk, hosted by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at the Knapp and Papermill Reserve, in Alfrick Pound, near Malvern, will offer a rare chance to experience the area at night and see some of its nocturnal creatures.
The reserve is home to 11 of the UK’s 17 species of bat and bat detectors will be used to try and spot some of the flying residents.
Visitor officer Ben Christie believes the event is the perfect way to spend the evening on Wednesday, October 31.
“We’re hoping to attract those who are more interested in finding out the natural causes for things that go bump in the night this Hallowe’en,” he said.
“The group will be searching for signs and tracks of animals such as badgers and otters. If we have a crisp autumn evening, we’ll also set up a moth trap to hopefully catch some amazing nighttime flyers.”
The event runs from 7pm to 9pm and costs £6. Booking is essential by calling 01905 754919 or e-mailing ben@worcestershirewildlife trust.org. Participants should bring a torch. For more information visit worcswildlifetrust.co.uk.
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