Bat Walk along the River Crane

Wednesday 28 August 2019
19:50 to 21:30

WT Bats on the Crane

The event this evening will lead you in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species we might encounter - at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland's River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors.  Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton's bat skimming low over the water.


Booking is essential as places are limited due to the number of bat detectors available. Please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk


This walk is one of the FORCE Family Challenge activities so bring your challenge card to collect your stamp !  For those who haven't signed up yet, just click here to join in and start collecting stamps for the FORCE Challenge water vole badge !  Come along  in clothing suitable for the weather on that day.  


This event is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the River Crane and Duke of Northumberland's River and local area.  Due to safeguarding needs all children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  We look forward to seeing you.

Contact Jane
The cafe pavilion at Kneller Gardens, off Mereway Road
(view map)
Cost Free but booking is essential