Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Camp Avalon - Fri 19 Jun 15, Mothing session


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Thomas Weston at Camp Avalon, Meare Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Teenagers at Camp Avalon, Meare Heath, Somerset Levels
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Camp Avalon - A camp for young birders and inner city teenagers


So, the evening of Friday 19th June 2015 arrived and with it the first Camp Avalon.


Teenagers on Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Teenagers on Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Talha Khandker at Camp Avalon, Meare Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



After dinner at the campsite, we drove the 10 minutes to Shapwick Heath to go mothing. One or two teenagers were frightened of moths but still stayed with us to watch.  Bill Urwin was doing the mothing as part of the Avalon Marshes Bio Blitz.  Everyone enjoyed looking at the moths especially the large hawk moths.

We walked around the boardwalk looking into different moth traps that had been set up.  Some of the people were really into moths, which was great.

Some of the boys from the city were were outside their comfort zone, not liking walking in the dark and maybe standing on a snail (who ever doesn't care about that?). Everyone did well though carrying on the walk, which didn't finish until late.



Teenagers on Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph copyright Helena Craig



 Teenagers at Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


Teenagers from Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Mothing at Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


 Teenagers at Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




 Teenagers at Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Teenagers on Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

 Teenagers at Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young birder, Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



Teenagers on Camp Avalon, Shapwick Heath, Somerset
Photograph copyright Helena Craig


About the Writer



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 



Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa in the summer and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter










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