Nocturnal Safari with Species on the Edge

Thursday 6th July, 2023 - 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

RSPB Mersehead, Mersehead Farm, Dumfries, DG2 8AH

We are delighted to share the official launch of Species on the Edge in the Solway project area. Species on the Edge is a new innovative and ambitious partnership programme of eight nature conservation organisations, all dedicated to improving the fortunes of 37 priority species found along Scotland’s coast and islands.

To commemorate the occasion, you are cordially invited to embark on a special Nocturnal Safari to experience the sights and sounds of some of the rarest and most threatened species associated with Scotland’s coastal and island habitats.

Accompanied on the evening by experts from leading nature conservation charities such as Buglife, the Bat Conservation Trust, RSPB and, of course, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation.

The evening will begin with a brief overview of the project, including information on how you can get involved and play an active role in conserving our native biodiversity.

Then embarking on a multi-sensory night-time nature walk to explore some of the unique habitats that support iconic species such as the natterjack toad, tadpole shrimp, farmland waders and bats.

There will even be an opportunity to get hands-on experience with using specialist acoustic monitoring equipment, such as bat detectors, to listen in on the nocturnal nattering of some of the most enigmatic creatures of the night.

Please note, this event is free but ticketed. To book a place, please visit the Amphibian & Reptile Conservation website (details below)

If attending the event, please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring a torch for navigating the reserve at night.

Guests are invited to arrive from 8:30PM for an informal greeting and refreshments, with official proceedings starting shortly thereafter.

Children and young people under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For any additional enquiries please email [email protected]

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