Programme of Activities

Wildlife Discovery Day Programme of Activities! 

*Please note that some of these activities may change and may not be available on the day. Please check back before the event to double check!*

 

 

MAP OF COMMUNITY WETLANDS SITE


FRIDAY 7TH JULY


RIVERFLY DEMONSTRATION

Meet at Hemlingford Bridge.                                                                    2pm to 3pm

The health of a river can be assessed by the freshwater invertebrates that live in it. DISCOVER how you can help us monitor the river with a simple survey process being demonstrated by the Environment Agency


BAT WALK

Meet at Kingsbury Water Park Visitor Centre                                   9:15pm to 11pm

Join Paul Wilkinson, ecologist from the Canal & River Trust (CRT) on a bat walk around the wetlands to IDENTIFY what bats lurk in the darkness.


SATURDAY 8TH JULY


DAWN CHORUS WALK

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                             6:30am to 8am

Take a walk with West Midland Bird Club member Richard King to IDENTIFY what birds are singing in the morning.


MOTH TRAPPING RESULTS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                              8:30am to 9:30am

RSPB Middleton Lakes Warden, Katie Thorpe, identifies what moths have been using the Community Wetland site during the night. JOIN us and see what moths we find!


MINIBEASTS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                              9am to 10am

DELVE into the world of minibeasts with Kingsbury Water Park Rangers.


SMALL MAMMAL TRAPPING

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                             9:30am to 10:30am

SEARCH for small mammals using live small mammal traps with Warwickshire Mammal Group and help us find harvest mice nests.


BIRD RINGING DEMONSTRATION

(BTO Bird Ringing Tent)                                                                                9:30am to 2pm

Have a close ENCOUNTER with our feathered friends as Bird Ringer Ross Johns and team demonstrates the importance of bird ringing and the data it provides to British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).


POND DIPPING

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                               10am to 11am

DISCOVER what is hidden in the depths of Skan Pool with Kingsbury Water Park rangers.


MEADOW MADNESS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                10:15am to 11:15am

LEARN about the wonderful habitat and diversity of meadow flowers & grasses with botanical expert Gareth Price of the Warwickshire Habitat Biodiversity Audit team.


DRAGONFLY AND DAMSELFLY HUNT

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                               10:30am to 11:30am

EXPLORE the Community Wetland with Tame Valley Wetland’s dragonfly expert, Chris Harris  and IDENTIFY what species live here.


ALL ABOUT HEDGEHOGS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                11am to 12:00pm

Warwickshire Mammal Group and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Hedgehog Officer, Debbie Wright talks all things hedgehog. LEARN about the simple things you can do to help this vulnerable British mammal and check out some tunnels


MINIBEASTS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                12pm to 1pm

DELVE into the world of minibeasts with Kingsbury Water Park Rangers.


MAMMAL DETECTIVES

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                 12:15pm to 1:15pm

LEARN to be a mammal detective with Derek Crawley – warning could involve talking about poo!


TREES AND HEDGES

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                  1pm to 2pm

LEARN about the dominant landscape features of tree and hedges with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape Manager, Gina Rowe.


MEADOW MADNESS

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                   1pm to 2pm

LEARN about the wonderful habitat and diversity of meadow flowers & grasses with botanical expert Gareth Price from the Warwickshire Habitat Biodiversity Audit team.


BIRD WATCHING

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                   2pm to 3pm

DISCOVER what birds live in the Community Wetland with West Midland Bird Club warden Pete Sofley.


POND DIPPING

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                  2:15pm to 3:15pm

DISCOVER what is hidden in the depths of Skan Pool with Kingsbury Water Park ranger, Tracy Jones.


DRAGONFLY AND DAMSELFLY HUNT

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                 2:30pm to 3:30pm

EXPLORE the Community Wetland with Tame Valley Wetland’s dragonfly expert, Chris Harris  and IDENTIFY what species live here.


BUG AND POLLINATOR HUNT

Meet at TVW Tent (Bioblitz Hub)                                                                 3pm to 4pm

ENJOY an insect safari with entomologist Steven Falk and DISCOVER what pollinators make the wetland their home.


SPECIES RECORDING AND SELF GUIDED ACTIVIES                   THROUGHOUT THE DAY! 

EXPERTS WELCOME!

For more information, contact our Wetland Officer – Tracey Doherty – at tracey.doherty@wkwt.org.uk or call 01675 470917

*Important Notice*

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event. Some activity areas may be unsuitable for pushchairs due to uneven grassy surface.

This event is FREE but car park charges apply if you are parking at the Water Park (£4.50 peak time, £3.00 off peak). There is a FREE car park area in Kingsbury Village, down Pear Tree Avenue. Note the Village Fete is also on so parking space may be limited.  Please also note that early Saturday morning the park will be VERY busy at the entrance due to Park Run event.

To enjoy your wildlife discovery experience, please prepare for a day outdoors.  We recommend using bug spray as biting insects are present, take hayfever medication if you suffer with allergies, use suncream, wear a sunhat and keep hydrated.