Bat walk in Donkey Wood

Wednesday 01 September 2021
19:30 to 21:00

WT Bats on the CraneThe event this evening will lead you in the search for bats along the River Crane in Donkey Wood 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 locally. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane 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.  There may be some refinements to the timings, if so we shall email near the time.  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 event is organised by FORCE as part of a local project. It is one of the FORCE Family Challenge activities so bring your challenge card to collect your stamp !  If you would like to signed up, just click here to join in and start collecting stamps for your water vole badge ! Due to safeguarding needs all children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Please note that as this is an evening walk near the river it isn't suitable for children under the age of 12 years.

The event is free but donations can be made to the Bat Conservation TrustWe look forward to seeing you.

Meet at Baber Bridge on the north side of Staines Road.
From there we shall walk into Donkey Wood
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Cost Free but booking essential using the blue link above, as places are limited.