30 May 2012
Bats in the Park
Residents can join rangers from Hinchingbrooke Country Park on a guided walk on a summer’s evening around the woodlands and open grasslands listening for bats.
The evening will take place on 15 June 2012, starting at 8.30pm with a short talk about what species of bats can be found locally and how and where they live.
After the sun has set, a ranger will lead a walk listening to the many different species of bats on the site using bat detectors.
Huntingdonshire District Council’s Countryside Services Ranger, David Robinson, said: “Early June is one of the best times to see bats active due to the warmer temperatures, long evenings and plenty of flying insects around. With our careful management the Hinchingbrooke site has a number of diverse habitats, and the area has the potential to be home for up to eight different species of native bats.”
The event costs £8 per person and will run until about 11:30pm. Participants will need to bring a torch. As places are limited please book in advance by phoning 01480 388910.