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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Mildenhall Bat Walk

Go bat-detecting on this night-time walk with Suffolk Bat Group beside the River Lark.

September 14, 2024
6.30pm - approx. 8.30pm
Mildenhall
£4pp
Family Friendly
Car Park

Mildenhall Bat Walk

Go bat-detecting on this night-time walk with Suffolk Bat Group beside the River Lark.

Explore Jubilee Fields, and the riverside of the River Lark for a twilight session to discover the nocturnal nightlife. You will use bat detectors to tune into the frequencies of bats, allowing you to hear them as they call out in the night sky. This walk welcomes adults and family groups.

Suffolk Bat Group was formed in 1983 as a specialist group support by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The group is part of the Bat Conservation Trust, a collective of 90 bat groups across the UK. Currently there are around 50 members in the group with at least half regularly participating in practical bat conservation. Over the years, the group protected, enhanced, and created hibernation sites, carried out surveys using bat detectors and software, established bat box projects, and carried out surveys on barns and churches. Over 2,200 records have been collected on 13 species, this includes the discovery of two species new to Suffolk and the rediscovery of one species after many years absence from the county.

 

Mildenhall Bat Walk

When: Saturday 14th September 2024

Where: Commencing at Jubilee Fields, Mildenhall

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Time: 6.30pm – approx. 8.30pm

Distance: Approx. 1.5 miles

Cost: £4 pp

Booking: Please book if you wish to attend. Book Now HERE

Further Information:

Accessibility: The walk will take place at dusk, on grass and paved surfaces. Terrain may be muddy or uneven under foot. If you have any questions regarding this walk, and its accessibility, please contact the BFER team to assist:

(E) bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk (T) 01473 265600

 

Transport: The closest bus stop is located at St Mary’s Church, Mildenhall, which is a 5 minute walk from the meeting point. Find information about bus times and services on bustimes.org. Free car parking is available in the car park adjacent to Jubilee Fields.

 

What to wear/bring: Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear, warm layers, and bring rain protection. You may wish to bring a torch. Bat detectors will be provided.

 

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