Evening Nature Walks
Summer Term Only 25 April – 23 May)
|7.00 – 8.30||Fee —/–/£31.50|
With lighter evenings, enjoy nature after your working day and see the wildlife, including bats, that emerges at dusk.
This course is aimed at anyone who has curiosity about the natural world of trees, flowers, fungi, mammals, birds and butterflies and related creatures!
By exploring the local area on foot during the evening after the bustle of a busy day, you can see some of the oldest trees, fantastic fungi, some splendid ponds, flower rich grasslands, flourishing hedges and glimpse some of their associated animals as the day cools down and the light fades. Useful tips on identification will be offered and discussions relating to the dependence on one another will form part of the course. The walks will be in the Epping Forest area.
These walks give you a chance to appreciate the natural world at a very leisurely pace thus enabling the group to examine plants and animals closely. The meetings are planned to be outside, come rain or shine! Please come prepared to get a little muddy and wear suitable waterproof outdoor clothing. Please bring a torch, binoculars and a camera if you wish as well as a note book. Biting insects can be a problem at twilight so the use of an effective insect repellent is advisable!
The walks start at 7.00pm am ending approximately at 8.30pm.
Walks programe subject to change.
Suggested background reading:
Anon (1993) Guide book to Epping Forest. Corporation of London
EFDC Local Nature Reserves in the Epping Forest District. EFDC
Green, Georgina. (1982) Epping Forest through the Ages. Private Pub
Hoy, Ken. (2002) Getting to Know Epping Forest. Friends of Epping Forest
Leutscher, Alfred. (1974) Epping Forest – its history and wildlife. David & Charles
There are a number of excellent identification books printed by Collins on Trees, Flowers, Mammals, Birds, Insects, etc.
The Conservators of Epping Forest have produced an OS map of Epping Forest or you may prefer the OS Explorer Map 174 Epping Forest and the Lee Valley.
Biographical note: Tricia Moxey has lived in the district for 35 years and is familiar with its natural history. Although originally trained as a botanist, she is keen to share with others her enthusiasm for and knowledge of many aspects of natural world.