We have just finalised the schedule for this weekends Wildlife Festival at the Secret campsite run by Sussex Wildlife Trust.
I’m putting up the marquee later in the week with Michael Blencowe, as we will need some shelter from the sunshine that is forecast for the weekend. Here goes…
Friday 3rd July
15:00 Campsite opens / campers arrive
19:30 Introduction to the weekend.
19:45 Early evening wildlife walk around the campsite and surrounding area.
20:15 Setting the Small Mammal Traps
20:45 Setting up the trail cameras
21:00 Fire up the Moth Trap!
22:00 Wildlife Walk: Searching for Bats, Glow worms and other nocturnal animals
Saturday 4th July
07:30 Early morning bird walk
08:30 Opening up the Small Mammal Traps
08:45 Look at the trail camera footage
09:30 Moth Trap Opening
10:30 Family Wildlife Walk in Knowlands Wood or
10:30 Children’s woodcraft activities at the camp
14:00 Bug Hunt and Pond Dipping for Children
15:30 Making Mud Faces
16:00 Herbal Medicine talk and walk
19:00 Children’s Woodcraft Activities
20:30 Setting the Small Mammal Traps
21:00 Fire up the Moth Trap
21:10 Evening walk looking and listening for bats and owls
Sunday 5th July
09:30 Small Mammal Trap Opening
09:45 Look at the trail camera footage
10:00 Moth trap opening
11:00 Children’s Woodcraft activities or
11:00 Butterfly and Birdwatch Walk
12:30 Children’s Bug Hunt
We’ll let you know how we got on and what we found next week. Hopefully the glow worms will arrive in time.