Wed, 25 Oct|
Join us at Victoria Square during International Bat Week to watch and listen to the local bats as they hunt for food.
Time & Location
25 Oct 2023, 17:50 – 19:00
Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
About the Event
Victoria Square is home to quite a good population of bats. We have been observing and monitoring them, originally as part of a survey for our National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant, which also allowed us to purchase some equipment to help listen to their calls.
However, we found a passion in further watching them, so have trialed some Bat Watch Walks, which have proved successful.
Join our volunteer Dan, (who has been educating himself on bats as a way to include this information in these events) for an evening of bat watching and listening, and education.
Walks will start 10 minutes prior to sunset and end 40-60minutes afterwards.
Please note these events can only take place during a period around sunset and between March & November. Walks will not take place during poor weather such as heavy rain or extreme cold. Please see our Facebook Page (viewable from our homepage if you don't have Facebook) for any updates & cancellations.
Participants should dress appropriately for the conditions, with sensible footwear that can be used on grassed areas. Recommended bringing a torch.
Children are welcome to attend but MUST be accompanied by an adult-in-supervision.
Dogs can only attend if they are unlikely to be affected by the bat's ultrasonic calls (which may cause them to bark), and are friendly around people / other dogs.