Immerse yourself in a cocoon of campfires, starscapes and incredible biodiversity in the heart of Northumberland at our blissful Tarset base, Wild Northumbrian. With yurts, shepherds huts and even a treehouse to choose from, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was glamping. Despite the site’s beautiful, cosy accommodation, you will be completely immersed into nature, with Tawny Owls, Foxes and Roe Deer frequent visitors, and the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park blanketing the vast sky above.
You will be involved with Wild Intrigue’s ongoing camera trapping projects to monitor specific species on site, leading to an ecosystem level conservation strategy for Wild Northumbrian and the surrounding area. Surveying for Bats, Badgers, Tawny Owls and Otters are particular highlights, in addition to the discovery of an incredible array of Moths.
You will have the opportunity to see the incredible, and beautiful, diversity of Moths which the mosaic of habitats support at Wild Northumbrian by learning to set and check Heath and Skinner moth traps, as well as identify individuals during morning and dusk sessions. A perfect opportunity for guided macro photography!
In addition to recording species at Wild Northumbrian as part of the environmental and ecological enhancement work passionately promoted by the site owners, we will venture further out into the mosaic of habitats surrounding the site for a day long excursion, exploring conifer forest, deciduous woodland, moorland and riparian landscapes to discover just how wild Northumberland really is. You will learn how to navigate across the land using maps, compasses and technology, using cartography as a way to further discover the land, searching for reptiles such as Adders, Common Lizards and Slowworms, as well as Red Squirrels and perhaps even signs of Pine Marten as we explore. To top it off, you will be enrolled onto a John Muir Discovery Award by joining this Expedition.
Why not share the adventure with a friend, and take advantage of our discount (for both of you!) when you share your chosen accommodation. ----------- Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May 2019 £290 - £350 per person Includes two nights boutique accommodation at Wild Northumbrian, all training in specialist wildlife surveying, guided landscape and wildlife exploration, and endless marshmallows for toasting. Discounts available for pairs sharing accommodation! Visit the link for more information, and feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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