Bat, Moth and Owl Prowl at Sydenham Hill Wood

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Event details

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Guided bat walk in Sydenham Hill Wood

Meet at the Crescent Wood Road entrance.

Join us for a guided walk of Sydenham Hill Wood to discover bats, moths and tawny owls. Using bat detectors, our site warden and volunteers will reveal a hidden, nocturnal world in urban south London.

Sydenham Hill Wood is part ancient woodland, one of the largest remaining fragments of the Great North Wood which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The following species have been recorded at the Wood: soprano pipistrelle, common pipisrelle, nathusius pipistrelle, brown long-eared, natterer's, Leisler's, noctule and serotine.

Tawny owls are known to breed in the Wood and the local area and can be heard calling in daylight hours as well as in the deep of night. Males call 'twoo' and females 'ke-wick'.

We will have a moth trap in the main glade to exhibit some of the many beautiful species which can be found in the Wood.

Venue location

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS

Grid reference
TQ344725

Event information

Date
Friday 8th July 2016
Time
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Joining Instructions

Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate. The walk will begin and end at this point.

Category
Walk
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS
Grid reference
TQ344725
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Wheelchair Access
no
Mobility
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Contact details
Tel: 0207 252 9186
dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk
Daniel Greenwood