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Celebration of Bat International Night
The Jersey Bat Group will be taking part in the International Bat Night celebrations by hosting not one but two public bat activity walks on 29th and 30th August.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for children (under 16 years old).
Please buy your tickets from Eventbrite: Tickets Bat Walk 30th August
History of International Bat Night – EUROBATS
Bats have an important role to play in our eco-system, and are one of the major contributors to keeping down night insects like midges and mosquitoes. Some of them are becoming endangered and International Bat Night was established to help promote a greater awareness and understanding of bats and why they deserve to be protected. This celebration is held by bat groups across the British Isles, such as the Jersey Bat Group, and the Bat Conservation Trust, to coincide with International Bat Night (formerly European Bat Night) which is organised by Eurobats. The Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries over the last full weekend of August.
How to celebrate International Bat Night
One of the best ways to spend International Bat Night is by joining one of the Jersey Bat Group walks and celebrating the night with the members. You will have the chance to hear about the different species in Jersey (18 confirmed at the last count!), how they live and the challenges they face and to listen to bat sounds on bat detectors as well as, hopefully, seeing the bats themselves.
Bat walk – Val de la Mare Reservoir
- The walks will be at four staggered pre-booked intervals between at 20.00 and 21:30 (10 people per group).
- Tickets are £5 per adult and £1 per child (under 16 years old)
- Tickets are available from Eventbrite
- Please arrive at the location 10 minutes before your ticketed time.
- They will last approximately one hour and you will need suitable clothing, sturdy walking shoes and a torch.
Thank you to Jersey Water for kindly allowing us to use their sites.
Items to purchase after the walk
There will be some items for sale at the meeting point. Refreshments are not being provided due to Covid-19 restrictions.
For further details contact Jersey Bat Group: firstname.lastname@example.org