Events

We have a full calendar of events, run by local science educator and conservationist Jono Forgham. Everyone is welcome to take this opportunity to learn about our local natural environment. The results of surveys will be forwarded to the County Recorder and will help build up a list of all the invertebrates that may be found within the Wood. Visit our Facebook events page to sign up, or just turn up on the day. All events start at the compound at the Heath Row entrance.

Bug hunt
Saturday 22nd June
11am-1pm
Join us on a bug hunt to examine Birchanger Wood’s biodiversity and the little bugs that are so important to life in our woodlands and countryside.
Resources to bring: Pots, white sheets. Magnifying glass, pencils

Butterfly survey
Saturday 20th July
Learn how to identify butterfly species in our wood and participate in our survey.
Resources to bring: Notepad, clipboard, pencils

Moth trapping night
Thursday 15th August 2019
9pm-11.45pm
We will be attracting moths to a moth trap to study which species are living in the wood and noting the biodiversity – no moths are harmed and they are freed afterwards!
Resources to bring: torch

Family Bio Blitz Day
Saturday 17th August
10am – 3pm
Go deep into the wild with local science and environment educator Jono Forgham, find leaves for identification, bugs for examination and learn incredible facts about our local natural environment.
Resources to bring: Pots, notepads, clipboards, magnifiers, white sheets, carrier bags, phone cameras, digital cameras, pens

Autumn bug hunt and butterfly and dragonfly survey
Saturday 21st September
11am – 1pm
Take part in our survey to identify all the insects, butterflies and dragonflies at Birchanger Wood. You will learn about identifying different species and the diversity of bugs in our local wood.
Resources to bring: Pots, bags, cameras, notepads, pencils

Leaf Mining Moth Session
Sunday 10th November
Learn about leaf mining moths and how to identify them from the patterns of the leaf mines.
Resources to bring: Carrier bags, post it notes, plastic sealable tubs and pots, pencils

Past Events

Moth trapping night
Friday 31st May 2019
9pm-11.45pm
We will be attracting moths to a moth trap to study which species are living in the wood and noting the biodiversity – no moths are harmed and they are freed afterwards!
Resources to bring: torch