Admire the setting sun

Admire the setting sun

Amy Lewis

Find somewhere with a view to the west, stay up late and admire the setting sun in all its colourful glory. What do you notice about wildlife at this time of day?

The lower the sun gets the more exciting species you’ll see. Look out for bats that dart overhead in the changing light. If you have a bat detector, now’s the time to get it out and listen to their calls well into dark. If you’re quiet and still, will you get a visit from a curious badger, or a mischievous fox? Hedgehogs are also most active at night. Take a look here to learn more about the nation's favourite animal.

Visit our Wildlife Watch website where you can find loads more, amazing activities for the whole family to do! Why not make a footprint trap, put it outside overnight and look in the morning to see if you had any night-time visitors to your garden. Or help a hog and build a hedgehog home.