A brilliant Wapley Bushes Bat Walk this evening – loads of bats, three species – pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and a few noctules. 67 people came, including quite a lot of children enjoying being in the dark woods at night. The photo shows some of the children experimenting with their bat detectors.
The bats were flying surprisingly low – down to a metre above the ground and weaving their way between groups of people. We think they were after insects that were flying low along the woodland edge to shelter from the wind.
Thanks to everyone that came – please come and join in our other events at Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve and around the area. Reminder – we’ve got a Wapley Bushes Work Morning on Sunday, 10.00 am at the Shire Way gate.