Monday, 21 July 2014

Wildlife Watch - Bat Walk

Friday night was the night of the annual bat walk with the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust. At sunset we drove over to the Gosport Wildgrounds and gathered with almost 80 other walkers to spot bats! We were given a talk and slide show to begin with to help identify the bats we saw and then we set off on our walk through the woodland and down to the lake.

We saw a lot of bats and were able to identify the Pipistrelle and Long-eared bats in flight.

When we arrived back at the center after our walk the staff had set up at moth trap.

They caught some of the moths in viewers so we could see the markings and identify them before setting them free. The pictures came out badly as it was so dark by then, but live and close up the Mother Of Pearl moth is beautiful!

1 comment:

Karen said...

What a fun night!!! I have always wanted to go on a bat walk! Lovely night...