Bats ‘R’ Us

A drawing of a batHere’s an exciting offer on a short notice: James Morton, Ealing Park Ranger par excellance, invites members of the Hanwell and Norwood Green Orchard Trail to join him and local volunteers of the Canal and River Trust for a

Bat Walk on Wednesday 26th August 2015

Meet outside The Fox pub, Green Lane, at 20:15, then walk up the Hanwell Flight of Locks to the Three Bridges Monument or the Top Lock, depending on weather, bat activity and interest, then return for informal discussion at the same public house in Green Lane. The walk will end at approximately 21:30.

James will bring a number of bat detectors which allow picking up the ultrasonic sounds the bats make for navigation and make them audible to the human ear. The type of sounds can be interpreted to help identify the bat species and interpret their behaviour. This is a ‘batty’ part of the borough and it generally makes an interesting evening for adults and older children. Obviously there are some hazards in being alongside the canal after dark and parents will need to keep their children within their control.

The bats will stay at home in case of rain, and so should you. Unlike the bats, however, you’re still welcome to join the informal discussion at The Fox in that case, meeting inside the establishment in foul weather.