Shropshire Hills Wildlife Watch - John Muir Explorer Award
31 May 2019, 19:00 - 21 September 2019, 15:00 (Add to calendar)
The Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation fund have very kindly to offer Wildlife Watch participants the opportunity to earn their John Muir Explorer Award this will be the opportunity for young people with inquisitive minds to have really wild experiences whilst exploring, discovering, conserving and exploring a wild place.
It will be 5 led sessions with Shropshire Wildlife Trust staff and then support to self lead the remaining 5 days towards their award.
Please find information about dates below:
- Friday 31st May into Saturday 1st June : Meet 7pm Wild Camp - Brown Clee, Star Gazing, Bush Craft and fire lighting and storytelling – we would go up early evening, taking water and food and tents. This is not ‘out in the open camping’ Then get up early in the morning for a dawn bird walk and back to Emmas for breakfast ;)
We would like to do this on a Friday evening
• TBC awaiting to hear back from the Farmer but hopefully May Half Term time or a weekend Farm Visit – Will organise a visit to a lowland grazing sheep farm on the side on Titterstone Clee with a walk back to Catherton Common
• Tuesday 13th August, 10am – 2:30pm Commons Session with Cath Landles @ Longmynd – Discover the wildlife, management and history of a local common with the Shropshire Hills AONB with Cath Landles
• Thursday 22nd August to Morning of Friday 23rd August @ Hope Valley Would be around a 6:30pm meet up time for a few hours and then around 8am the following morning - Small Mammal Trapping – this would be an evening session, to learn how to set the traps and then the following morning an early start to check the humane traps to see if we have small mammals
• Saturday 21st September Water themed event – Wild swimming & Stream dipping - Two areas that have been recommended and going to see if someone from Wild Swim Shropshire will attend. Looking at places in Bucknell or Brown Clee, I have a friend who is a primary school teacher and a wild swimming teacher. It is an amazing experience in a small safe body of water. We would also do some stream or pond dipping as part of the day. believe it or September is a better time of year as it has had the summer to warm up.