We run a variety of events during the year, including:
Members can enjoy exploring areas of the River Kennet (by kind permission of landowners) which are not normally open to the public. Route maps are provided, and delicious refreshments available at the end of each walk.
Each year we run a series of Bat Nights. During informal evening strolls around Stonebridge we listen to the echolocation picked up by detectors and watch bats hunt across the meadow and river. Some are led by ARK volunteers, and some are led by a bat expert from the Bat Conservation Trust who can give more insight into into the lives of bats and the importance of Stonebridge to the bats that use the site.
Get close up to some of the amazing moths which live in Stonebridge Meadow. The most up to date list of species can be found here.
Once a month from April to November (weather permitting) we run moth trapping evenings.
At least two traps are used in the scrub area of the meadow. These contain different types of bulbs for attracting different species of moth. Moths are attracted to the light and are then removed from the trap to be identified and recorded.
These evenings are free and provide an opportunity to see a wide variety of moths up close, while we gather data. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable clothing and a torch are essential.
Often we are joined by County Moth Recorder Dave Brotheridge, who has been identifying moths for over 50 years - he kindly verifies our records.
Provisional Dates for 2016 are:
Please check our Facebook page for last minute updates - Moth nights are dependent on dry weather.
The meeting point is at the Scrub Habitat Area, found just to the right when you enter the reserve from the Football Club entrance to the meadow.
Our 2016 AGM took place in Hungerford Town Hall on Monday the 7th of November.
Annual Report 2016