Mini Beast, bugs and butterflies Nature Discovery Day

River invertebrate samplingBecome the ‘Sherlock Holmes of mini beasts’ for the day at the Blackdown Hills Wildlife Discovery day! Get your wellies on and help uncover the wildlife that lives at the beautiful Tracey Estate Parkland and Gardens near Honiton. 

The FREE event is back for a second year on Wednesday 1st June as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Blackdown Hills Natural Futures project. James Maben, BHNF Project Manager commented:

“We are really excited about this year’s event which forms part of the AONB’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. We have some great activities on offer and it’s a perfect opportunity for families to get outdoors and close to nature during the Half Term break. Join us in the search for birds and butterflies and learn to identify trees, plants and wildflowers and bring wellies to help search the river for freshwater bugs”


A host of wildlife experts will be on hand offering people identification tips and opportunities to see wildlife up close. See colourful moths caught in the moth traps, learn about bats and observe small mammals and reptiles up close.

A great FREE day out for all the family and a unique opportunity to explore the historic Tracey Estate parkland and gardens. Suitable for all ages (children must be supervised), open from 10.30am to 3.30pm and delicious cakes and refreshments available. Do come along and join in the fun anytime during the day.

For more information contact: [email protected]  Tel: 01823 681937

Discovery Day Flyer