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Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere (26th February 2018)

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine - Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give a talk and guided walk on mammals.

Shropshire Mammal Group, was formed in 2009 to record mammal sightings in the county. In January 2018 the group has grown up to 150 members. Shropshire Mammal Group is run independently and currently one of the main focuses is to deliver educational events on mammals.

The Shropshire Mammal Group intend to educate that creating a mammal record is easy! If you see a wild animal, make a note of the location (place name, postcode and grid reference), species seen, evidence observed and the date. The Shropshire Mammal Group are working towards the first Shropshire Mammal Atlas and all recent records will be updated before the final print. You can even send your personal mammal record directly to SMGrecord@gmail.com

This year the Shropshire Mammal Group aims to collect mammal records for every 1km square of Shropshire, which will contribute to the Shropshire Mammal Atlas. Volunteers are needed to collect animal records in the remaining 159 squares.

Sam will be showing you clues and tracks on your mammal exploration around The Mere. Which animal nibbled the hazel nut? Is it a shrew? A squirrel? A dormouse?! She’ll be showing you how to spot a badger trail or even signs of our Otters footprints.

Join us for this fascinating insight into the valuable work the Shropshire Mammal Group do.

The event will begin at the Wardens Bungalow on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 1-3pm. Adult £3.00, Child £2.00. This includes a Wildlife footprints and signs booklet for children. Please call 07458087305 to book your place.