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Wildlife themed events for June 2023 in the local area

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Woodbridge Wildlife Group offer a wildlife experience at the beginning and end of the day during the month of June.

Firstly, there will be a chance to learn more about moths when the Group open a moth trap in Fen Meadow, Woodbridge at 8 am on the morning of Saturday 17 June. “We will be setting up the trap the previous evening” said Phil Smith, Chairman of the Woodbridge Wildlife Group “We will have a local expert joining us to help us identify the moths trapped, and I think that this will be a very interesting early morning event for all the family. Visitors will find us at the top end of the park near the gate to the cemetery.”

Booking is not required for the Moth Trap event, and all are welcome. The event is free but donations to Suffolk Wildlife Trust are welcomed. Visitors coming by car are advised to park in Portland Crescent and walk along the cemetery fence to the Fen Meadow gate.

Then on Friday 23 June the Group invite you to join them for an evening Nightjar walk on Blaxhall Heath and Common starting at 9.15 pm. Phil Smith said “As darkness falls we will wander across the heath, looking and listening for signs of the nightjar. This fascinating bird is a summer visitor to this reserve and I hope we will be lucky enough to catch sight of the bird. The walk should also give the chance to see glow worms” added Mr Smith.

The walk starts from the Sandgalls car park, Tunstall (TM 382559) and will last for approximately one hour. The walk is suitable for adults and children over 10 but places are strictly limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Suffolk Wildlife Trust. A minimum donation of £5 per person is payable, with under 25’s free, and bookings can be made online through (events section) or by telephoning them on 01473 890089. Dogs are not allowed on this walk. Participants are advised to use insect repellent, wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch.


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