Bat walk at Sydenham Wells Park

Bat on the wing © London Wildlife Trust Bat on the wing

Thursday 23rd May 2019, 8:30pm – 10pm

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.

Location: Duck pond accessed via Longton Avenue, opposite Ormanton Road, Sydenham Wells Park,
SE26

Contact details: greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk

 

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