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Wildlife exploration days planned
10:00am Sunday 26th August 2012 in News
WILDLIFE lovers are being urged to head to Northwich in September.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust, which celebrates its 50th year this year, will hold a guided walk at Hatchmere nature reserve on Sunday, September 2, followed by an evening bat watch at Marbury Country Park on Saturday September 8.
The Hatchmere reserve, on the northern edge of Delamere Forest, includes a reed-fringed pool, woodland and dry heath, where experts hope to locate late-summer dragonflies and butterflies along with migrant birds gathering to head south.
At Marbury Country Park visitors will be able to encounter a number of native bats and be able to listen to their unique echo-location calls thanks to bat detectors that will be used on the night.
The trust is currently in the final stages of completing a new nature trail project at the country park that will give visitors the chance to walk directly through the heart of their 15-acre reedbed and wet woodland reserve at the eastern corner of Budworth Mere.
Once opened, the public will be able to experience the 8ft high reedbed and its wildlife at firsthand thanks to 150 metres of raised boardwalks installed by local volunteers.
A circular woodland trail, viewing area and information boards will complete the scheme.
To book a place on either of these events call the Cheshire Wildlife Trust on 01948 820728 or e-mail Tracey Gibson on email@example.com.
All events are £3 per person with proceeds going to the trust.