Nightjar walk on Black Down
Spend a high Summer evening in search of the elusive Nightjar on a guided walk lead by National Trust Ranger Spike Brooker
- Booking not needed
- Free event
Join a National Trust Ranger for a guided walk across the heath, where at dusk the elusive nocturnal bird, the Nightjar can be seen hawking for food. With an almost supernatural reputation for their silent flight and mythical ability to steal milk from goats, "the Goat sucker". The first indication that a nightjar is near is usually the male's distinctive churring call.
Spend a mid-summers evening discovering all about the history and ecology of this rare heathland specialist.
- Booking details
- For further details please contact Spike Brooker on 01428 652359
- Too late at night for very young children
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Meet at the main Black Down car park, map reference: SU921308
- What to bring and wear
- Wear sensible shoes & clothing for current weather & time of night and a torch - please note this event is fine-weather dependant
|5 June 2019||21:30 - 23:00||Available|