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Kingfisher and badger watching evenings FULLY BOOKED

7 August 2014, 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Your chance to observe badgers and other beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and study their feeding habits and lifestyle.

Price: 

£25 - includes light snack midway through the evening (maximum capacity 12 places)

Witness the night lives of badgers

The Loder Valley Nature reserve forms part of the Wakehurst estate and offers the valuable combination of woodland, wetland and meadowland habitats that are ideal for wildlife. Managed by the royal Botanic Gardens, it is dedicated to the conservation of the plants and animals of the Sussex Weald. Normally only accessible to visitors by permit, these evening events in the reserve will be led by the warden.

Kingfishers breed regularly in this beautiful conservation area and a specially built hide affords magical close-up views of their activities. With luck we should be able to observe these beautiful birds in their natural habitat and study their feeding habits and lifestyle. The evening continues with a chance to see the residents of the badger sett before retracing our steps to see what other nocturnal wildlife is out and about in the reserve. Come with an open mind, though, as natural history inevitably presents an element of surprise! 

N.B. These evenings will involve a fair amount of walking of a moderately strenuous level which will include some steep inclines on muddy and slippery surfaces.

Tutor: Steven Robinson 

Booking: Booking essential as places are limited.

How to book: Download a  booking form.

For further information, email adulted@kew.org or call 020 8332 5626.

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