WILDLIFE TRIPS from St Ives, 2018
…..Last year we donated
£395.00 to BEDS CAMBS NORTHANTS WILDLIFE TRUST
BIRDS FLORA AND BATS TRIPS LISTED BELOW
Bird Trips in the electric boat Meander 2018
Complete for 2018
Bugs Flora and Insects trips with Marney Hall
in the electric boat Whisper
Next one - Sunday 15th July
Prices 2018 are £13 per person
12 passengers per boat Max
2 pm start from the quay St Ives,
4pm return to the Quay St Ives
Adjourning to The Swan and Angel in The Market Place where we can each buy a cup of tea etc. and chat about the Trip…
Bats & Astronomy August - 2018
We sail along the darkening River Ouse to Hemingford Lock where Daubenton’s Bats flit around hunting insects over the river surface before our very eyes ..If we are lucky we sometime get families hunting together. But first we assess the the fly count up the chub stream hovering in their myriads over the river, and then sail back to the lock to await their arrival.
Dates are all on Fridays….
Bat 1, -27th Jul, Bat 2, -Aug 3rd, Bat 3, -Aug 10th, Bat 4, -Aug 17th, Bat 5, -24th Aug, Bat 6, -31st Aug
The ISS will be visible on some nights providing they are clear. To be assessed later.
Chat about the conjunction of Mars with earth and its closest encounter for 15 years. Jupiter and Saturn will be visible on clear nights.
Cautionary note Bats, particularly Daubentons seem to hate strong winds and rain, it disturbs their flight paths and the water surface which they like to fly close to for feeding on insects while taking advantage of extra ground effect lift. So in disturbed weather it is often best if we postpone to a more gentle evening….