Bats are most active in the summer months.
Join us on a bat walk and use detectors to hear the high-frequency clicks of bats using echo location as they fly. This walk takes place at dusk, when we are most likely to see and hear bats. Bats are not the only creatures out at night, look out ad listen for other creatures such as moths, owls and perhaps a fox. NB bats like the weather to be warm and dry. This walk will focus on other nocturnal creatures if the weather isn’t ideal for bats.
Tutor: Michael Holland
Michael is an educator, gardener, photographer, author and all-round composting nerd! He has a passion for the natural world and Epping Forest. Michael had a 25-year career at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, latterly as Head of Education for over 17 years. He is both a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and of the London Environmental Educators’ Forum (LEEF). He has appeared on a number of television and radio shows and podcasts about plants. Michael’s first book, I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast, provides an inspiring and accessible introduction to the wonderful world of plants and how they are relevant to our lives.
Before You Attend
What to bring:
Bring a bat detector (if you have one).
Bring a torch.
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