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Nightjar walk at RSPB Aylesbeare nature reserve


Nightjar walk at RSPB Aylesbeare nature reserve
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Adult 4 hours before event starts Free  
Child (Must be accompanied by a responsible adult) 2 hours before event starts Free  

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Join knowledgeable Toby Taylor, Site Manager, RSPB  Aylesbeare nature reserve, to track down the mysterious night creatures of the reserve. We’ll listen for the evocative haunting churr of the nightjar. Find out some of the folklore associated with these birds and why their old folk names include scissor grinder, goat sucker and fern owl. A great night to enjoy - two hours made up of walking, stopping, watching, listening and chatting,

Cost: Payable on the day - please pay staff at the start of the event
Adult RSPB member £3
Non-member £4
Child £1


Booking essential.

Tickets are not required for this event as we will have a list of attendees.

Please wear suitable warm outdoor clothing and stout shoes and bring a torch.

How to get to Joney's Cross car park:
Joney’s Cross car park is off the A3052 opposite Aylesbeare Common entrance (SY 057 897)
By road: Eight miles (12.8 km) east of Exeter. Six miles (9.5 km) east from the M5 on the A3052. Travel 0.5 mile (0.8 km) past the Halfway Inn, turn right towards Hawkerland and the car park is immediately on the left.
Sat Nav Co-ordinates: 50.70011, -3.33670

Note: We require a valid phone number and e-mail from you. Your booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail. We need a valid phone number (landline and mobile) in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with event details. Thank you for your co-operation.


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 For event enquiries please ring RSPB South West Regional Office on 01392 432691 during office hours or take the 'Contact RSPB' e-mail link provided below.

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Joney's Cross
Joney’s Cross car park off the A3052 opposite Aylesbeare Common entrance (SY 057897)
Nr Newton Poppleford, Devon



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