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Wed, 18 Aug


Humberlands (laughs.soap.feathers)

Bats and moths evening

Bat detecting to start and a moth trapping for those who wish to stay later. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Email (for those without email facilities phone 01206 394184 and leave a message)

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Bats and moths evening
Bats and moths evening

Time & Location

18 Aug 2021, 19:45

Humberlands (laughs.soap.feathers), Harwich Rd, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 2LP, UK

About the event

Wednesday 18 August: 7.45pm onwards at Humberlands, Parringtons Farm, Harwich Road, Lawford – Bats and Moths. This has been arranged by kind invitation of CNHS members Tim & Jenny Francis.

Both parts of the evening are of course weather dependent. Please therefore book your place by contacting Liz Cutting who is also happy to provide any further information you need. Email preferred but those without email facilities are welcome to phone 01206 394184 and leave a message if there is no reply.

Meet at Humberlands. Access is a driveway from the A137 approximately 200 metres west of the 40mph speed limit sign at ‘Garden City’, Lawford. It is signed Parringtons Farm and Public Bridleway.

Join Sonya Lindsell, a member of both CNHS and the Essex Bat Group, to find out which Bat species are about in this wonderful little patch of north-east Essex where woodland, wildflower fields, pastures, conservation margins, old farm buildings and a little orchard provide a good mix of habitats.

We will be searching for Bats for up to two hours but for anyone wanting to stay later, we will also be running a moth night, courtesy of Gerry Slater and other members of the Tendring Moth Group. Humberlands is regarded locally as something of a moth nirvana.

You will need decent footwear (some areas are quite uneven and there are lots of springs, so some spots can be permanently damp/boggy), appropriate clothing depending on the weather and a torch. If you are staying for the moth night, please bring a chair or rug to sit on and you may want to bring a peaked cap/hat if you have one to keep the glare of the light from your eyes. Feel free to bring any refreshments.

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