Our 2017 Wildlife Weekend was a great success.
|Held over the weekend of Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July 2017.
This was the third such weekend event of what has proven to be a popular event within the local Bradgers Hill community.
If you lived close to Bradgers Hill, you may have received a copy of our colour event leaflet through your letterbox. If you did not, don’t worry, you can download a copy here.
Following on from our weekend in 2016, we held a series of events on and around Bradgers Hill with the aim of engaging the local community with Bradgers Hill and the natural world on their doorstep.
We lined up a fantastic input from the Bedfordshire Bat Society on bats, including those that we have on our very own Bradgers Hill. Bedfordshire Astronomy Society made an appearance for those of you that that were interested in star gazing from the top of Bradgers Hill.
Check out our programme of events below. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Fri 14th July 2017
9pm - Bat evening with The Bedfordshire Bat Society. A talk hosted outside the Community Hub (Hancock Drive, Luton, LU2 7SF) followed by a walk with bat detectors at 9:15pm.
Sat 15th July 2017
10am - 4pm Volunteer work party for Ragwort Clearance, hosted by Esther Clarke of the Wildlife Trust.
10am - 12 noon Mini Beats session with the Wildlife Trust, where we discovered the many different mini beasts that live in the trees of Bradgers Hill and learnt what role they play in the woodland.
11am - 1pm Geocaching Treasure Hunt where we found the hidden treasures on Bradgers Hill. Meet at the community Hub. Aimed at all ages.
8pm - Late Astronomy Evening. Hands on activity with the Luton Astronomical Society (http://www.lutonastrolink.org.uk). Telescopes were made available.
Sunday 16th July
12.30 - 1.30pm Butterfly Walk. Here we all took part in our regular butterfly survey and spotted some of the beautiful coloured butterflies living on the hill.
2 - 4pm Chris’s Animal Encounters (www.tropicalencounters.co.uk). Chris brought along a selection of his animals including mini beasts, amphibians and reptiles, depending on which ones wanted to come out for the afternoon!
If you enjoyed the event or like what you see here, why not get involved.