Mammal Trapping at Chasewater
Published on Thursday, 9th August 2012
Countryside event at Chasewater Country Park on Saturday 18 August 2012 from 10am to 1pm
Wildlife enthusiasts are invited to join Lichfield District Council's countryside team and mammal expert Derek Crawley as they trap, survey and discover more about the mammals that live at the site of special scientific interest.
Justine Lloyd, Lichfield District Council's Countryside Manager, said "Mammals, such as voles, wood mice and shrews, are elusive creatures that find lots of inventive ways to hide from predators and prying eyes.
"As this event involves taking a closer look at the mammals that have been caught in humane traps, it's a great way to see animals that we don't usually get to meet. We'll also record the mammals we find as part of a survey on Chasewater's mammal populations. We'll release the animals after the event.
"If you do join us, remember to wear sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing."
The walk and talk costs £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children, which can be paid on the day. There is not need to book, just turn up at Chasewater Country Park's Innovation Centre on Sunday 18 August at 10am.
For more information, please contact Lichfield District Council's countryside team on 01543 308183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org