Sun, 31 Jul|
Park Lane car park
Bat Walk at Dusk
In association with National Trust - Slindon Estate. Discover the fascinating world of bats as they emerge from their roosts at dusk. We will try to pick up their echolocation calls using electronic handheld detectors!
Time & Location
31 Jul 2022, 20:40 – 22:10
Park Lane car park, Slindon, BN18 0QY
About the Event
As the light fades, bats leave their roosts and hunt for moths, mosquitoes and midges 🦇🦟 Join me for a walk at dusk to discover the bats on the National Trust's Slindon Estate. Using handheld bat detectors, we'll hear them echo-locating as they flit through the trees. This is a great location for a variety of bat species and we can discuss their ecology, lifecycle, breeding and behaviour.
Every workshop has up to 10 attendees and is held in an informal, friendly atmosphere for the best learning experience. This event is suitable for children, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
How to get there: We will meet in Park Lane car park also known as Bluebells Wood. What3words: ///presume.discloses.outer
How to book: Select the number of attendees below and pay online. Or email me email@example.com to book your space and pay via bank transfer.
What to bring: Sturdy boots, torch with a red light (red lights are kinder for bats - bike lights are great for this!), warm clothing, water, hand sanitiser, headphones optional. Bring a bat detector if you've got one.
What if it rains? The event will be rescheduled and you will be notified 24 hours before via email.
About the tutor: Hi, I'm Emily. I'm a freelance ecologist, I work at the People's Trust for Endangered Species and hold a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and a post-grad certificate in Ecological Consultancy. I began teaching wildlife workshops in 2019 and my approach has always been fun, informal and effective for students who wish to foster a deeper connection with nature. I am a friendly and welcoming teacher who loves to share my passion for nature through engaging, outdoor learning.
Bat Walk at Dusk£10.00+£0.25 service fee