Rachel Jones, our Countryside Ranger, says:
“Rangers Will and Rachel had a great batty evening last Saturday (14 Sept) when up to 30 adults and children turned up to the first (of two) Fleet Pond bat walks!
We were so lucky with the weather, it cleared enough so that volunteer Spike could contribute his astronomy knowledge adding to the frenzy of bat activity all around the pond. Great bat friendly weather condition’s enabled us to see and hear at least 3 species of bat.
All participants had a great evening, all new to bat detecting and some new to Fleet Pond! We had time to chat a bit about the exciting work that has been going on there and how the wildlife is thriving.
We are looking forward to Friday evening for the second bat walk, fingers crossed we are lucky with the weather again!”
As mentioned above, if you missed the first walk and fancy a bat encounter, please pencil in this coming Friday, 20th September: 19:00 – 21:00.
Booking and other details can be found here.
If you’re curious as to what bat walks are like, take a look here.