Wildlife Day - Ashdown Forest
Deep in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ashdown Forest expands over 2,500 hectares of heathland and woodland perched on a sandstone ridge. Ashdown is recognised as internationally important both for its bird populations and its heathland habitat, which includes both dry heath and wetter ‘Northern Atlantic’ heath with valley bogs, home to interesting communities of plants and insects. As autumn settles in we will explore some of the many trails, taking in the High Weald’s fine landscapes as we search for the birds of the season. In the tree tops Crossbills may join Siskins and Lesser Repoll, and we will listen out for roving flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing, along with the possibility of a southbound Ring Ouzel. Woodlark, Stonechat and Dartford Warbler can all be spotted in the open heathland and the Forest is a frequent haunt of wintering Great Grey Shrikes.
Price: £50 (including VAT), payable by bank transfer. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept payment by card.
To book your place, please phone/email us to arrange payment: places are limited, and will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.
On confirmation of the Wildlife Day, we will send you the details of the meeting place and time, and our leader’s contact details. Please make sure we have your mobile phone number.