Daily archives: 5th October 2019


Discovering Bats Day at John Moore Museum, 26 October 2019

Discovering Bats Day – Event for October Half-Term Week 2019

A Live Animal Event

Organiser John Moore Museum
Date Saturday 26th October 2019
Time Four sessions to choose from:
10.30am to 11.30am
11.45am to 12.45pm
2.30pm to 3.30pm
3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue The Old Baptist Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
Details Why do bats hang upside-down?
How do they find their way in the dark?
What different types of bats live in the UK?
How can I encourage them to visit my garden?Bat expert David Endacott will be at the museum with a selection of live, rescued British Bats to explain all about these fascinating creatures of the night.  Also displays by the Gloucestershire Bat Group where you can learn about their work and how to join.  This is the perfect opportunity to find out the truth about these much misunderstood animals.

PLUS

Pick up FREE information on how you can help bats, and craft activities for children – make your own origami bat or bat mask!

Tickets available on the door or in advance from the museum
Adults £6.00 / Seniors & Students £4.50 / Children £2
(Includes admission to The Old Baptist Chapel & The John Moore Museum).

Notes for editors Contact: Simon Lawton (Curator)
E-Mail: curator@johnmooremuseum.org
Telephone: 01684 297174

 


Talk on Carnivores at John Moore Museum, 23 November 2019

Small & Deadly: The Changing Fortunes of Britain’s Carnivores – a talk by Lizzie Croose of the Vincent Wildlife Trust

Organiser John Moore Museum
Date Saturday 23rd November 2019
Time 11am to 12pm
Venue The Old Baptist Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
Details The fortunes of Britain’s carnivores have changed greatly over the last couple of hundred years. This presentation will discuss changing population trends and the current status of Britain’s carnivores, including Vincent Wildlife Trust’s conservation and research programmes on pine marten, polecats, weasels and stoats.

Did you know a weasel needs to eat roughly one-third of its body weight per day?
Did you know that stoats can take on prey more than five times their size?
Did you know that polecats were hunted almost to extinction in the UK by gamekeepers in the 1900s?
Did you know that pine martens are omnivores? They have a diverse diet which includes eggs, squirrels, rabbits and insects.

Tickets available on the door or in advance from the museum
Adults £6.00 / Seniors & Students £4.50 / Children £2
(Includes admission to The John Moore Museum).

Notes for editors Contact: Simon Lawton (Curator)
E-Mail: curator@johnmooremuseum.org
Telephone: 01684 297174