Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Bat man comes to Exeter for a dark night walk

Duryard Park
Duryard Valley Park (Source Exeter Memories)

Dr. David Fee, the lead bat man for the Devon Bat Group will be leading a free guided walk in Exeter on Saturday 4 August.

Starting from the Duryard Picnic Site car park, off Pennsylvania Road at 8:15pm, Fee will lead enthusiast through the Belvidere Meadows Nature Reserve in search of these creatures of the night. Like another well known bat enthusiast, Fee will be using gadgets to get the job done. Fee's bat detectors will identify bats like the Natterer's Bat (Myotis natteri) or one of 17 other bat species found in the UK.

Natterer's Bat
Organised by the fine folks at Exeter City Council's Parks & Open Spaces, the Devon Moth Group will also be on hand to try and lure the bat’s prey - moths - into a special moth trap. The wild night out should wrap up by about 10pm.

There is no need to book - just turn up on the day. For further information, contact Exeter City Council Countryside Service on 01392 265890.

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