Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park Farnborough

Evening Bat Walks in the Park

14th September 2020

On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September we held our first (socially distanced) evening Bat Walks in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Watching the bats

A big thank you to Chris Doubell from Hampshire Bat Group and to the lovely people who came along to enjoy an after-dark stroll among the trees. Both evenings were beautiful with the tiny pipistrelle bats putting on a good display in the car park even before the walks began.

Chris Doubell with his rescued pipistrelle

While we didn’t get quite so many sightings on the walk itself, searching for the bats with Chris’ bat detectors was all part of the adventure.

The evenings included an excellent and very informative bat presentation from Chris and we were even treated to an encounter with two of his rescued bats, a pipistrelle and a serotine.

Close up with rescued bat

We will be organising more similar events in the future, in line with government guidelines on group gatherings. Details will be posted on our events page and members will also be notified by email. If you haven’t already done so, please join us and be the first to know about our upcoming events.