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Our last batty night

- Our last night cut short by an unexpected wet night!

Iain Porter

Posted by Iain Porter on 11 September 2012

What can I say, yet again the weather tried to spoil one of our evening events. Having already postponed our last bat walk I was hopeful that tonights weather would hold. It started well, with good cloud cover and a settling wind which allowed plenty of insects and moths to come out.

We had good early showing of pipistrelle and noctules and a bit later a serotine and one of the mytois. It was at this point that the rain started cutting the evening short and we can only guess at what other bat species we would have found if we could have continued into the woodlands around Fyne Court. We are looking forward to running more of these events next year and hope to find more bat species throughout the Quantock Hills. Many thanks to Kate and Tony our bat experts, Andy and Ron our recorders for all their help in leading our bat walks this year.

If you want more information on the bats you can see flying around our skies visit the Bat Conservation Trust at http://www.bats.org.uk


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