Guided bat walk in Sydenham Hill Wood
Meet at the Crescent Wood Road entrance.
Join the London Wildlife Trust 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.
This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommended
If you love Sydenham Hill Wood please help us protect it in the long term by becoming a London Wildlife Trust member.
Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk,