BLE20140722International Bat Night takes place on the last full weekend of August each year to raise awareness of these fascinating mammals which give birth to live young, form very tight social groups and fly through the night using sound to see their surroundings and to catch their tiny insect prey! In Jersey there have been 14 species of bat confirmed, all of which are protected locally and internationally. This is because numbers of all bat species are declining rapidly across Europe due to the loss of areas where they can feed and roost.

In order to celebrate International Bat Night and highlight how incredible these little animals are each year we invite everyone to join us on a bat walk to see and hear (with the assistance of bat detectors) bats in the wild and to learn about our local bats, how they use the environment and the different ways they use sound to navigate, hunt and socialise, and to answer any questions you may have.