A bat and Moth Walk will take place at a nature reserve in Blaenau Gwent tonight (Wednesday, June 27) as part of a nationwide celebration of all creatures great and small. The walk will set off from the Silent Valley Nature Reserve, near Ebbw Vale, as part of National Insect Week, which runs until July 1.
The evening trail will begin at 9pm from the nature reserve, where people will find out how to use bat detectors, as well being given an opportunity to see any moths that local experts catch. The event has been organised to coincide with the Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week which this year – inspired by the 2012 Olympics being held in London and the Diamond Jubilee of the Society’s patron the Queen – is celebrating all that is great about British insects.
National Insect Week co-ordinator Luke Tilley said: “There are lots of events taking place across the country to mark National Insect Week this year, which is really exciting given how special 2012 is for Great Britain. “There’s a huge range of activities being staged by local and regional wildlife organisations which will enable children and adults to explore the wonderful world of insects for themselves.” For more information about the walk, call Gwent Wildlife Trust on 01495 307525 or visit the website www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk and click What’s Going On.