Experience a night-time wildlife adventure | Cumbria wildlife trust

Date(s) - 07/09/2023
7:00 pm

Conservation & Wildlife

Experience a Night-time Wildlife Adventure

This after-dark event is a special opportunity to encounter wildlife you might not normally see. At night, the woods belong to badgers, bats, foxes, deer and more. Enter their world and discover their secret nocturnal lives!

As day turns to dusk, you’ll walk through the serene woodlands of Brown Robin Nature Reserve with our knowledgeable Reserve Officer, taking in the sights and sounds of the season. In spring, it’s swathed with bluebells and wild garlic, while autumn brings a peppering of colourful waxcap fungi. Look to the horizon for views of Morecambe Bay glittering in the distance. 

Your destination for the evening is an under-canvas hide, carefully positioned on the edge of the woods to overlook a badger sett – the den where they slumber during the day. Take a seat and settle in for some wildlife-spotting. 

We’ll have binoculars for you to use, as well as night-vision equipment so that you can get a really good look at the badgers foraging, playing and exploring. We’ll also use bat detectors to capture the sounds of bat calls – normally too high-pitched for humans to hear – allowing us to ID the different species swooping overhead. Keep your eyes peeled for deer and foxes roaming through the undergrowth. 

Making our way back through the woods under the cover of darkness, spying more nocturnal wildlife as we go, we’ll head to the Woodland Workshop. Gather around the open fire for a bowl of something warming and delicious – think steaming soup, plus marshmallows toasted over the fire until gooey and perhaps a mug of hot chocolate. 

Location: Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Grange-Over-Sands 
Meet at: Cumbria Grand Hotel Car Park, LA11 6EN


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