Nature by Night
Using bat detectors, thermal imaging cameras, and moth traps, this twilight tour with an expert guide showcases how wildlife never sleeps.
With a backdrop of potential nocturnal noises: hooting Tawny Owls, spooked deer, or squealing water rails, you’ll discover what animal activity is taking place in our wildlife hotspot when we’re all indoors.
You might see small mammals scurrying and deer feeding in the rewilding fields through a thermal spotter. You might find tiny jewel-like micromoths or hawkmoths as big as your palm in the moth traps that you visit. You’ll hear the evening noises of the woodland and try out a bat detector to identify species near to hand. You’ll never see the dark in the same light again!
AM/PM: Nature by Night takes place in the early evening
Start Time: Nature by Night has a flexible start time to account for sunset
Duration: Around 2 hours
- Tour typically on foot. Possible vehicle use in bad weather.
- Moderate walking pace with frequent stops. Moderate fitness is best to cope with walking on uneven ground. There are a small number of hilly slopes with gradients no steeper than 20%.
- Walking distance: 2-3 km
- Tour will go ahead in almost all weathers, so please dress accordingly. Trousers, sleeve-length tops and robust shoes are required in all weathers, as the ground is uneven and the long grass can be wet or scratchy. In wet or cold weather, a warm waterproof coat and wellington boots are required.
- Suitable for Children 12 and over. For little legs and impatient enthusiasts please see The Big Picture - Families
- Covid-19 secure