Bat talk at Rye Books

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Bat worker measuring a bat's wingLeisler's bat in hand (D. Greenwood)

Event details

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening talk with Daniel Greenwood of London Wildlife Trust looking at the amazing world of London's bats

Join London Wildlife Trust for an evening discussing the world of bats at local independent bookshop Rye Books. The talk will be given by Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer Daniel Greenwood with a focus on the variety of local bats found in the area.

Sydenham Hill Wood is one of the largest remaining remnants of the Great North Wood, a landscape of woods and commons which originated from the wildwood that colonised after the end of the last Ice Age, 10,000 years ago. This means that an interesting range of bats have been present at Sydenham Hill Wood and the surrounding woods for centuries.

Targeted conservation work is undertaken at Sydenham Hill Wood by London Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers to enhance habitats for these declining animals. All our data suggests the work is succeeding, reflecting general stabilised populations of some species in the UK.

Bats also have a fascinating relationship to humans which is reflected in literature and wider culture, namely in Bram Stoker's Dracula and the TV, film and comic book franchise, Batman.

This is a free event, space is limited so places will be given on a first come first served basis.

Venue location

Rye Books, 45 Upland Road, London, SE22 9EF,
Rye Books,
East Dulwich,
Greater London,
SE22 9EF

Event information

Date
Thursday 16th July 2015
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Joining Instructions

Please arrive a few minutes earlier to take your seat for the talk.

Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Rye Books, 45 Upland Road, London, SE22 9EF,
Rye Books,
East Dulwich,
Greater London,
SE22 9EF
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Contact details
Tel: 020 3581 1850
shop@ryebooks.co.uk
Rye Books