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Creeping around with the countryside’s creatures at night

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Nature lovers can explore the comings and goings of creatures at night at a special event at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley this weekend.

Wardens are hosting a nocturnal nature watch on Saturday 30 April 2022, and are encouraging families to sign up and discover the creatures which are active around the Shropshire Council-run site after hours.

The experts are expecting plenty of bat species to be flitting around, including pipistrelle and daubentons, known for hunting over the river, and there will be bat detectors to help identify them all.

Bat-spotting terrain at Severn Valley County Park

Bat-spotting terrain at Severn Valley County Park

The night-time trail cameras are set to record and capture more wildlife activity in the country park’s varied habitat,s and a moth trap will also be in action at the event, which is from 7pm to 9pm.

There will also be plenty of family fun and ‘batty’ games for everyone to enjoy, as well as a drink and a hot muffin to keep the chill out.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s. A group ticket, two adults and up to three children, costs £15. Booking is essential. Call 01746 781192.

Everyone is advised to wrap up warmly and to bring a torch.