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Mammal Night Walk
February 23rd,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Tracker Al and the Castle Bromwich team as we explore the parklands at night! We will be looking for our nocturnal mammal friends, who call this amazing place their home.
This session will be delivered by Tracker Al, See below for more information about Tracker Al.
You will be guided around the park by Tracker Al, who will show you some amazing mammals and interesting facts about each species. So, if you’re free, why not join us on our night-time exploration?
Please remember to wear warm sturdy shoes, warm and waterproof clothing and bring light refreshments or a hot flask to keep you warm.
IMPORTANT- please bring with you a torch or headtorch. DO NOT use your phone torch, as this is not bright enough
This workshop will be on uneven off road terrain and unfortunately will be unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Meeting time: Meet for 17.45, for a 18.00 start.
Meeting place: Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens , B36 9BT.
What to wear: sturdy walking shoes, waterproofs, or walking trousers , lots of warm layers(weather dependent).
What to bring: Snacks, camera, torch, bottle of water, rain coat.
This event is funded by our partners at WMCA.
About Tracker Al
Tracker Al has been operational since 2020 and is run by Alastair (Al) Hughes-Roden, MSc. Al has an MSc in Wildlife Conservation, as well as a vast wealth of knowledge surrounding animal tracking and British large mammals. Al has tracked wolf, lynx and bear in the High Tatra mountains of Slovakia, spotted blue whales off the coast of the Azores and much more. Al currently works for the mammal society, on a freelance basis, as their ‘Wild Boar Trainer’.
Having grown up in the Forest of Dean, Al was always out looking for tracks of wild boar or learning new bushcraft skills. His love of wildlife was born in the forest, having seen some of the best species roaming the woods and hills.
At university, Al co-founded a wildlife society, which involved ‘re-wildling’ students and getting them into the great outdoors, to help with habitat management, learning new skills and gain more hands-on knowledge.
Since then, Al has undertaken many trail camera surveys, large mammal surveys and was the Chair of Birmingham & the Black Country Mammal Society for 2 years. Al has also volunteered with ‘The Boaring Truth’ group, based in the Forest of Dean. Their main aims being to educate and liaise with locals, wildlife crime units and enable wild boar to thrive in the UK once again.
His main focus is now on ‘Tracker Al’ and increasing people’s connections with nature and the natural world, through wildlife guiding, residential trips and animal tracking days.