Success at Cambourne
Daubenton's and Noctules delighted the public
Cambourne bat walk by Henry Stanier
Catch a glimpse
and hear the buzz of our silent neighbours on a wetland near you in the Year of the Bat
Pipistrelle bat by Kim Taylor
Detected yet again in 2012
Nathusius' Pipistrelle by Erik Korsten
Our annual Big Wetlands Bat Walks took place on Saturday evening 25 August 2012 during the 'Year of the Bat'!
Nearly one hundred people across three counties joined together to make the Big Wetlands Bat Walks a great success. As they all stood ready on seven big wetland nature reserves, the rain stopped on cue and out came the bats.
Members of the public joined Ecology Group volunteers on European Bat Night (Sat 25 Aug.) as they demonstrated bat survey techniques and gathered important data on the value of Wildlife Trust nature reserves:
Click on a photograph below for an example of what we heard this year.
You can learn more about our surveys and past year's results on our main 'Big Wetlands Bat Walks' page.
If you are interested in becoming a voluntary bat monitor for the Wildlife Trust check out our vacancies page.