Luckett mining area summer surveys evening of Sat. 21st then Sun. 22nd. (Corrected!)

22/07/2018 - 10:30am
22/07/2018 - 3:00pm
Jen Bousfield 01566 782661 or email:
Event Leader:
Various, see programme
Luckett car park down by the bridge PL17 8NJ or map ref: SX389737

On behalf of the East Cornwall Mining History Association (ECMHA), after such a successful visit and survey in late spring last year, we have been invited back for a second visit.

It's a different time of year and so the emphasis changes to reflect the later season. Does anyone know of a bee expert who would join us? 


Outline programme (may be subject to change) :

CORRECTION! Saturday 21st and weather permitting, join us for a bat walk starting around 8:30pm from the carpark in Luckett. Tony will lead us and we hope by then, to be using our new Echo Meter Touch bat detectors.

At the same time, Mary will have two moth lamps running so there'll be a chance to assist with the catching and ID. We'll have hot drinks and will finish when everyone decides to go home.

We hope that some of the Mammal Group will attend to set out some footprint tunnels and/or small mammal traps but this will be comfirmed later.

CORRECTION! Sunday 22nd, meet at 10:30am in the carpark as before to examine some of the more interesting species from the moth traps and see some of the footprint tunnel results, then we can plan the route to walk with Caroline. We will record whatever we can identify with confidence. And it's the Big Butterfly Count period so will try and get some 15 minute surveys in for that.

Might be wise to bring secateurs to snip back the gorse in places. 

If you wish to stay on into the afternoon, please bring a packed lunch. There might be homemade cake!

Equipment & Booking:
Outdoor clothing, good walking boots. Camera/phone, favourite field guides, note book, binoculars, magnifiers. Lunch if staying into the afternoon. Insect repellent, sunscreen etc, all depending on the weather.