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Fri, 31 May

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St Audries, Taunton, TA4 4DS

Nightjar & Glow Worms Walk

Join Ranger Owen and Quantock Hills Manager Iain in their search for the elusive creatures of the night including nightjars, a summer visitor from Africa and glow worms. Discover the amazing life of these creatures that make the heathlands and forests their home.

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Nightjar & Glow Worms Walk
Nightjar & Glow Worms Walk

Time & Location

31 May 2024, 20:30 – 22:00

St Audries, Taunton, TA4 4DS

About the event

Join our Partnership Ranger Owen and Quantock Hills AONB Manager Iain in their search for the elusive creatures of the night including nightjars, a summer visitor from Africa and glow worms.  Discover the amazing life of these creatures that make the heathlands and forests their home.

The nightjar are secretive birds with a distinctive churring call are a wonderful sight to see.  Hopefully on this guided walk you will be able to see and hear the 'goatsucker' as they are sometimes referred to.  The best time to see them is April/July.

The glow-worm is not actually a worm, but a beetle.  Males look like typical beetles, but the nightly glow of a female is unmistakeable, lighting up to attract a mate in the darkness of their grassland habitats.  The best time to see them is June/July.

Don't forget to wear sturdy Footwear and warm clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the evening, bring a torch and any refreshments you may require for the duration of the walk.

The meeting point for the nightjar walk is at the entrance to St Audries a large pull in off on the A39 and everyone will be directed to parking on the night.

Grid Reference - ST 11481 42483

What 3 Words - ///choppers.tame.dustbin

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No dogs on this walk please.

Tickets are £2.50 per adult and children 16 and under are free.

For more information contact us direct via email at quantockhills@somerset.gov.uk.

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