Bat Walk


Last Thursday the Friends of Linslade Woods ran a bat walk.  We met at the Knaves Hill entrance to the woods, where bat distributors were distributed and Steve gave a short talk on bats.

They eat insects and the light pollution is harming them, as insects gather round the lights, while they prefer the dark.  Bats will not get caught in your hair, but will stay in dark, warm places.

Then we went into the old part of the wood (Bluebell Wood) to find some bats.  A lot were heard on the bat detector, but I didn’t see any for a while.  As it became darker and darker we seemed to see more and more bats in the sky, where they were nicely outlined in the gaps between trees.

Unfortunately we had to head home as the walk was over.  I would have liked to stay and watch more bats.

This was the first time I’ve been on a bat walk, and I would do it again, but it would depend on time and what I was doing, as I’m not going to see anything different the next time.

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