Discover Plymouth's Wild Side
  • Radford Woods Local Nature Reserve, Hooe, Plymstock, Plymouth

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Are you a budding scientist or natural history enthusiast (perhaps the future Chris Packham or Michaela Strachan!)? If you like being outside, hunting for bugs and spotting wildlife, then this Summer Mix one-day course is for you! 

The Plymouth Woodland Project, run by the School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University, are hosting this fun event at Radford Woods, where you have a chance to learn from real scientists and discover some interesting creatures and plants living right on your doorstep. 

Activities include a woodland bug hunt where you will learn to identify different invertebrates while helping with real research to uncover what bugs live in urban woodlands. You will take part in the Woodland Plant Trail, check our overnight live mammal traps, and go pond-dipping to find newts, dragonfly larvae and search for the elusive water spider! 

You will need to dress suitably for the activity and bring drinks and lunch. Meet in the Bird Hide, just inside the entrance to Radford Woods, off White Lady Road.

Course code: WOW10

Age: 11-16

Contact the Summer Mix Team for further information (tel: 01752 306595 / email:

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About Summer Mix 2015
Summer Mix 2015 offers over 100 fun and exciting activities this summer to young people aged 11-19 (or 11-25 for those with a disability) living in the city the chance to try something new this summer for free. 

Summer Mix 2015 is organised and funded by Plymouth City Council’s Youth Services, and supported by local businesses and other organisations, who are providing courses and activities.

About Plymouth Woodland Project

The Plymouth Woodland Project is a Citizen Science project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University. The project began in September 2013 and will run for two years.

Plymouth Woodland Project is an accredited partner for Plymouth Children's University.

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