Spring visit to Armstrong's Wood 2017

14/05/2017 - 2:00pm
14/05/2017 - 4:00pm
Contact:
Tony 01579 370433
Event Leader:
Tony 01579 376433 and Steve 01566 872002
Meeting:
Entrance to the reserve at SX322774 just off the road and down from the hill where you can park.

It is always a delight to visit these beautiful woods above the river Inny especially in spring when the trees are fresh into leaf and spring flowers carpet the woods. This is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and the bat population is closely monitored by Tony Atkinson and the Cornwall Bat Group twice a year in May and October when our wildlife group is invited to join them (and we bring the tea & cake!).

Great chance to learn more about bats and we have able to see any that are being handled by the licensed or trainee bat workers.

There are dormouse nest boxes here which are monitored by Steve Robbins and family. The chances of us seeing a dormouse are remote now because very few use the boxes despite leaving signs of feeding activity through the woods. But this is often a good time to view nesting birds and fledglings which are also recorded.

At the end of the afternoon, we will celebrate the life of one of the founders of the Parish Wildlife Project by toasting Brian Stringer with tea and cake, especially chocolate brownies! 

Some of the woodland paths are steep and can be slippery in places.

No dogs please because of the disturbance to both wildlife and farm livestock.

Accompanied children and families are very welcome.

Please park in tight on the right-hand side of the hill and walk back down to the entrance lane. 

Equipment & Booking:
No need to book. Wear sensible clothing and footwear; bring camera/phone, notebook, binoculars.