Bat walk at Sydenham Wells Park

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

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Event details

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Join London Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers for our annual bat walk at Sydenham Wells Park

Bat calls are largely undetectable to the human ear so we will be using bat detectors to listen to the sounds of these wonderful mammals.

Bats use sonar or echolocation to hunt for prey during the night, sending sound out into the world around them to create an aural picture of their surroundings. Each bat has a different call from which they can be identified.

Sydenham Wells Park is a remnant of the Great North Wood, an ancient landscape of woods and commons which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. There are lots of bats to be seen (and heard) at the park including noctule, common and soprano pipistrelles.

Previous walks at the park have provided a large number of sightings of bats, but patience is required in the early stages. If there is heavy rain or thunderstorms the walk will be postponed to a later date.

 

Venue location

Duck pond accessed via Longton Avenue, opposite Ormanton Road,
Sydenham Wells Park,
Sydenham,
Greater London,
SE26

Event information

Date
Thursday 23rd May 2019
Time
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Joining Instructions

Please meet at the large pond accessed from the Longton Avenue Gate opposite Ormanton Road

Category
Walk
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Duck pond accessed via Longton Avenue, opposite Ormanton Road,
Sydenham Wells Park,
Sydenham,
Greater London,
SE26
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Wheelchair Access
Suitable for wheelchair users
Mobility
Suitable for people with limited mobility
What to bring
A torch and clothing suitable for the conditions
Contact details
greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk
Edwin Malins