We’re very proud of our ranger sessions which get guests out and exploring the local countryside through activities including bug hunts, pond dipping and fishing for beginners.
Our new ranger, Andrew Trotter, will be leading this year’s sessions, which are free to guests and take place during the school holidays. We asked Andrew to tell us more.
What’s the best thing about your role as a park ranger?
We’re taking many of the children who take part in the sessions outside of their comfort zone and they are doing lots of these activities for the first time. Seeing them blossom as the sessions go on is a great feeling.
What activities are you most looking forward to running?
Building the bug hotel is a particular favourite, especially as new guests (of the insect variety) check in. The cross bow challenge is new and is going to be very exciting.
How did you get into the wildlife scene? Why is it important to you?
When I was little I used to go out and about bird watching with my father and as I have grown up, my interest in wildlife and the environment has continued to grow.
Where is your favourite wildlife place in Cornwall, and why?
Lanhydrock Woodland walk has so many extremely old trees and loads of wildlife – it’s great for exploring. I always find something new to see when I’m walking along Cornwall’s coast path.
What tips do you have for people interested in adventuring in Cornwall?
There are three things you really must do – explore the dunes in Holywell Bay, go crabbing and fishing in the Gannel Estuary and try rock pooling in Little Fistral.
What’s the best wildlife advice you’ve ever been given?
Use bacon fat for crabbing – the crabs love it!
To take part in our ranger activities, stay with us during the school holiday period. See our latest offers here: http://www.trevella.co.uk/special-offers/