- Go Batty!
- Lee Valley Park Farms
- Stubbins Hall Lane
- Friday, 23 August 2019
- 19:30 - 22:00
The Lee Valley park is a fantastic place for wildlife but some of its inhabitants are easier to find than others. The varied habitats and large expanses of water attract large numbers of bat to the park but as they only come out after dark not many people are around to see them.
Join Lee Valley Regional Park staff and the Essex Bat Group for an evening dedicated to these fascinating animals.
The evening will start with an illustrated talk to discover more about bats as well as the threats they face and some of the work the bat group is doing to help protect and conserve them throughout Essex. Once it is dark enough we will then head out for a short walk into River Lee Country Park. We will learn how to use bat detectors to find and even identify the different species of bat and will hopefully get a chance to see and hear bats feeding in the wild.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during the evening
Please wear comfortable, warm clothes as the walk will take a few hours
We would advise that this event is suitable for adults and interested children from 8+. All children must be accompanied by an adult
There are only 25 spaces on this walk, so make sure you book your space early!
There is ample parking at Lee Valley Park Farm
Please be advised the walk section of this event may be cancelled if weather conditions are not suitable on the night
The Farms are two miles north of Waltham Abbey on the B194 and just four miles from the M25. Parking at the Farms is FREE. Sat nav postcode: EN9 2EF
By train: the nearest station is Cheshunt, it is then a pleasant two mile walk through River Lee Country Park to the Farms. Follow the signs through this beautiful country park.
By bus: buses stop outside Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Abbey (buses 250, 251). The Farms are a two mile walk through River Lee Country Park.