Walkers just batty for nature in Suthwick Country Park
10:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Latest News
Bats, moths and the International Space Station could all be seen from Southwick Country Park this summer, when The Friends of Southwick Country Park and Wiltshire Council’s Rights of Way & Countryside Team hosted two very successful bat walks.
Over 40 people came along to each and, as one put it: “That was truly a remarkable experience. Lovely night and lots of bat noises and sightings plus an owl, the international space station and ending with Roger and Hugo's moths.” Bat detectors were handed around for walkers to share, so all could hear the bats’ echolocation clicks and feeding buzzes as they flew overhead, darting and twisting to catch their insect food as the sky darkened and the stars came out. Rounding off the evenings’ walks were the moths – they really are as beautiful as the butterflies in the daytime. Thanks so much to Hugo and Roger for coming along with the moth trap and their knowledge to show us what we normally never see. The Friends hope to hold more bat walks and moth trapping evenings next summer, so keep an eye out for the posters and book early.
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