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Bat Walk 2018

Posted on 1st September, 2018 in Events | News

The Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood and Green Dale are holding our annual bat walk on Wednesday 12th September. Meet at 7pm by the picnic benches in Dog Kennel Hill Open Space (this is the small park and wood next to Sainsburys, near the cash machines). 

The walk will be led by bat experts from the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Bat Group and we will have bat detectors so we can hear the echo location calls of these fascinating creatures. 

The walk will take in Dog Kennel Hill Open Space, the wood and Green Dale Fields. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for a walk in the “countryside” and a torch for the darker areas. If it’s raining heavily the walk will be cancelled (as bats don’t like to get wet). 

In previous years we have heard soprano pipistrelles, common pipstrelles and noctules! It’s a magical thing listening in on bats whose presence is otherwise easy to miss. 

This event is FREE, all ages welcome. The first part of the walk in DKH Open Space is wheelchair accessible but the woods and Green Dale fields are not currently.

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