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Family Nature Detectives

Sunday 4 July, 10am to 12.30pm

Mike Langman, wildlife expertAlthough we don't always see wildlife, the birds and mammals around the beautiful Sharpham Estate can leave clues to show they are here. Learn how to find and identify the tracks and signs they leave behind...

Wildlife expert Mike Langman will guide you through the fascinating yet often overlooked study of tracks and signs.

 

The paths, woodlands and fields we walk through are also used by many different animals most of which stay hidden from humans and may be nocturnal too. However, they will sometimes leave clues to their presence. We will need patience and some detective work to look for evidence and then analyse anything we find and attempt to identify which creature has left the clues behind. With luck we may find anything from feathers, footprints, food remains to droppings or even pellets.

                                                     - Mike Langman

 

National Lottery Heritage Fund logoThanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are able to offer free places on this event for adults and children and for those who would find it hard to attend otherwise.

For anyone not on a low wage or unwaged we ask that you make a donation to The Trust when placing your booking.

This event has been carefully planned and numbers are limited - please tell us immediately if you've booked but can't make it so we can give others the chance to come.

Following the nature trail

 

This day is for you if you are:

  • A young person wanting to discover more about animal tracks and signs (you'll have to bring an adult with you) 
  • interested in learning more about the natural world & a fan of the Great Outdoors
  • looking for a fascinating, family event

 

Find a feather clue!

What should you bring?

  • Binoculars if you have your own (if not we have some spares)
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes or make sketches
  • A magnifying glass if you have one (if not we have some spares)
  • Waterproofs and layers
  • Good comfy outdoor shoes or wellies
  • A camera if you want to take pictures
  • Bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
  • A bottle of water

This event runs from 10am to 12.30pm.

On entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending towards Sharpham House), follow the signs to the Woodland car park. The event leader will meet you in the woodland kitchen. 

Click here for directions and how to find the Sharpham Woodland Campsite.

National Lottery Heritage Fund logoThanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are able to offer free places on this event for adults and children who would find it hard to attend otherwise.

For those who can afford it, we ask that you make a donation to The Trust of at least £5 a child when placing your booking.

Each child (7-14 years old) can have 1 accompanying adult. If siblings or friends are coming, there needs to be a ratio of of at least 1 adult to 3 children.

Babes in arms are welcome but not young children as we will be walking a fair distance.

This event has been carefully planned and numbers are limited - please tell us immediately if you've booked but can't make it so we can give others the chance to come.

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How to book easily and securely:

  • online on this page
  • by phoning 01803 732542

Ring us or email [email protected] if you've got any questions.

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy.


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