Great Linford Eco-Fest.
Sunday 14th July.
FoHESC have a stand at the Great Linford Eco-Fest, being held at the Marsh Drive Sports Ground. Please come along, say hello and find out about the fantastic nature reserve, right on your doorstep. We will have photographic displays, mini-bugs under the microscope and various competitions.
Bat & Moth Evening.
Wednesday 17th July
20:30- till late.
Following last years format we will have a dusk guided walk equipped with Bat Detector Boxes lead by Colin Savage. On last years walk we saw many bats swooping around the reserve (and our heads at times) including Britain's largest bat the Noctule.
We will then return to the centre after around 40 minutes to examine, with guidance from our Moth expert Gordon Redford, what we expect to be (if last year is anything to go by) an impressive array of moth species attracted to the light traps.
Free to Friends of HESC, guests welcome, £2 ea.
Open Sunday/ Big Butterfly Count.
Sunday 21st July,
As part of our regular Open Sunday activities we are inviting our visitors to take part in the National Big Butterfly Count. At least 14 species of Butterfly have been recorded on the reserve during the last year, so please come along and join in and maybe, together, we can record some new species for the site.
There is also a good chance of spotting at least one or two of the ten species of Dragonfly that breed on the site.
Help and advice will be on hand during the day to help you identify the Butterflies and Dragonflies seen on the day.