Wednesday 27th July 2011: Bat Walk

This evening Ian Butterfield of West Yorkshire Bat Group led a walk to discover and identify bats in Roberts Park and the surrounding area.

We started the evening by gathering in the Half Moon cafe where refreshments were served. Ian then gave a talk about bats which provided useful and insightful information about the 16 species found in this country and the their habitats. We then set off on what was a fine clear evening and using bat detectors we were able to locate several different creatures. Clear sightings were difficult but the detector activitiy kept us guessing where they were flying. In total 52 people attended the evening and appeared to go home satisfied with the evenings display from the bats.

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