Wildlife events coming up at Moors Valley

Date Posted: 06/03/2013

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood in Hampshire, has announced a whole host of wildlife events suitable for school groups.

The park, which consists of 1,000 acres, offers activities ranging from lakeside walks and bike rides, innovative forest play structures, a Tree Top Trail, a steam railway, a Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Golf Course.

Alongside meeting the needs of its visitors, Moors Valley remains a safe haven for wildlife. The park describes itself as one of the best sites in the UK for dragonflies, and its rangers have recently undertaken a highly successful water vole reintroduction programme.

Other wildlife sightings in the Park have included the Great Bustard, all six species of British reptile, and even a Chilean flamingo.

Events coming up at Moors Valley:

  •    Spring Trundle: 9th April
  •     What Lies Beneath (pond dipping): 11th April
  •     Children’s Photography Walk (eight to 12 years): 29th May
  •     Butterflies and Moths: 27th to 30th May
  •     Meet the Minibeasts: 22nd June, 6th July
  •     In Darwin’s Footsteps (illustrated talk): 28th June
  •     Dragonfly exhibition: 27th July to 1st Sept
  •     Dragonfly Walk: 27th July
  •     Nuts about Nature: 1st, 6th, 15th and 20th August
  •     Bat and moth walk (eight years and over): 8th August
  •     Spider Walk: 22nd August
  •     Life of a Working Forest (illustrated talk): 10th September

For further school travel information visit www.moors-valley.co.uk.

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