Bat Nights run by Highfield Park Trust

After training by the Bat Conservation Trust, we now run our own Bat nights at Highfield.

 

There are three in 2018

Friday August 3rd 2018

Friday 31st August 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

After an introduction to the UK bat species at the Visitor Centre, we go out into the Park at dusk to find our bats. At night, bats send out pulses of sound and listen to the echoes bouncing back from trees or insects. These act as a torch of sound to give them a picture of their surroundings. Humans can usually only hear these echolocation calls by using a device called a bat detector. The Trust has six of these bat detectors to share out on our Bat nights and hope to source some more through grants.