Nature talk and tea

A dormouse being held during checks of nesting boxes

In 2019 Lodge Park will be continuing the series of nature talks as including afternoon tea, with a variety of specialists, started last year. A chance to hear from some well-known experts, chat to them over food and drink and ask some questions.

In 2018 we begain this series of events with talks from speakers such as Adam Henson, Dr George McGavin and Dr Pat Morris, followed by afternoon tea. 

In 2019 we'll be continuing these events with more specialist speakers, as well as having events on different days and at different times. 


Dormice, with Dr Pat Morris, Thursday 17 October, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Pat joined us last year for a fascinating talk aall about hedgehogs, and he's back this year to talk about dormice. 

Pat will tell us all about dormice, where they're found and what they get up to. They are struggling to survive, and numbers are declining across the country. 

Dr Pat Morris is a biologist, a former lecturer in zoology at Royal Holloway, University of London, an author and President of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. His talks are informative and entertaining. 

All about bats, with Dr Elizabeth Pimley, Tuesday 24 September, 5.00 - 8.30pm - Postponed

While the UK is home to 18 species of bats, they're difficult to spot at night, flying speedily overhead. 

Elizabeth's talk will help you find out more about bats and how they live. The talk will be followed by a light meal and a chance to ask questions, and then a walk through the grounds of Lodge Park to try and spot some bats, you'll also be able to have a go at using a bat detector. 

Dr Pimley is Head of Ecology and Principle Ecologist for the Wildlife Service, and has a huge wealth of knowledge about bats. 

Where to find us

Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham, GL54 3PP

Upcoming events

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Sun 20 Oct 2019
Discover the great outdoors around Lodge Park with this fun scavenger hunt for the whole family!

Sherborne Park autumn Ranger walks

Fri 25 Oct 2019
Our rangers will take you off the normal footpaths to see some of Sherborne Park's wildlife.

Make a bird feeder

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Garden birds get hungry in the autumn, help keep them fed by making a bird feeder.