Discover Bats at Wimbleball Lake - Sat 5 May 2012
Neil will explain about the many species of Bat which inhabit the surroundings of the lake and will describe the conservation techniques used to monitor and protect them. Techniques used include traditional coppice management, and grassland management regimes that favour wildflowers (and the associated invertebrates).
Neil Reeves said, "Bats are what we call ‘biodiversity indicators.' They tell us a lot about the condition of the water, and the land surrounding it. Join us on this talk and walk where we can learn about, observe and listen to these fascinating mammals as they come out to hunt for the night. ..... join us, and see what we find this time!"
South West Lakes Trust has undertaken many years of conservation work at Wimbleball Lake. Bat species previously observed there include pipistrelle's, Daubentons bat, Noctule bat, long-eared bats, and lesser horseshoe bat.
Commencing at 7pm participants can enjoy a burger and drink before a talk and a walk in the dark alongside the lake which will last approximately 2 ½ hours. The cost will be £12 which will also include the BBQ and a drink. Participants will need to bring a torch and warm clothing.
For more information please contact Neil Reeves email@example.com or call 01566 771930.
Location: Wimbleball Lake