Discover the fascinating world of bats as they emerge from their roosts at dusk. We will hear their echolocation calls using handheld detectors, and you’ll learn how to identify some of our most common species.
Replace Netflix with nature and spend a magical evening with bats 🌙🦇.
24 June – 21:00 – 22:30
29 June – 21:00 – 22:30
10 July – 20:50 – 22:20
Join ecologist, Emily Sabin, for a walk at dusk to discover the misunderstood and mysterious world of bats. Using ultrasonic detectors to pick up their echolocation calls, you’ll hear and see bats hunting for insects, skimming over ponds and darting between trees. We will discuss their fascinating ecology, lifecycle, breeding, and behaviour.
Emily’s walks are held in an interactive and friendly atmosphere for the best learning experience. This event is suitable for children, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
We will meet at the layby on Brandy Hole Lane opposite the entrance to the woods. The nearest postcode is PO19 3PJ. Use what3words: ///limit.stag.fires
What to bring: sturdy boots, a torch with a red light (red lights cause less disturbance for bats – rear bike lights are great), warm clothing, water, headphones optional. Bring a bat detector if you’ve got one.
About Emily: I am a freelance ecologist with a passion for bats and I also work for the People’s Trust for Endangered Species. I have 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 love of nature.