Heritage events at Wildfowl Reserve

Bug hunts, bat watches and shore walks are among the free activities being planned by Wexford Wildfowl Reserve to celebrate Heritage Week from Monday, August 25 to Sunday, August 31.

The week will begin with a bug hunt in the Snipe Field on Monday, August 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are asked to park by Ardcavan beach and follow the signs down to the field.

The grounds of the visitor centre are the location for bug and butterfly hunts on Tuesday and Friday, August 26 and 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, August 31 from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

A shore walk will be held along the tidal zone at Ardavan beach on Wednesday, August 27 from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. when the tide is low.

A nature walk will take place in the Raven reserve on Thursday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include pond-dipping for creepy crawlies and Red Squirrel tracking.

Participants should park in the Raven car park and walk past the barrier gate to the first clearing.

On Saturday, August 30, to mark International Bat Night a Bat Walk and Talk will set out from the Pump House gallery in the Wildfowl Reserve at 8.30 p.m. For more information go to www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie.

Wexford People