Walks, talks & stalls

Created October 2011
Last update May 2016

The Bedfordshire Bat Group organises a number of different types of events each year ,
We can only work within the county of Bedfordshire.You can contact us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk .

If you are not based in Bedfordshire, you can check your nearest bat group on the Bat Conservation Trust  website

 

Walks

Every year the bat group leads a number of free bat walks. Most of these are administered through other organisations.   In 2014 We helped at  walks  at Priory Country Park  Harrold Country Park and Ampthill Town Council. These are all organised by these organisations (see calendar for dates and booking details We are currently awaiting confirmation of the Ampthill Park walk, which will probably take place during August). http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=9683

We were also contacted by a number of organisations e.g. Friends of Tiddenfoot, local scout groups, and once again they sort out the booking side of things for us

Contact us if you have would like us to organise a walk for you. Numbers are limited to twenty to ensure the best possible experience. We do not charge for talks but welcome donations for the bat care fund and will not do walks if you are going to charge participants to attend. We can tailor walks to the needs of a group (e.g. visually impaired and often use sites which are wheelchair friendly


 

Talks

Illustration by Joan Childs

 

Every year we do a number of talks. We can tailor these to your requirements.

We do not charge for talks but welcome donations,We do not charge for talks but welcome donations. The money from donations funds our bat care project. The money from l 2015s talks has allowed us to buy a polytunnel for use rehabilating injured bats.

 

 

Sight concern get a feel for bats

One of the most challenging talk we ever s was one we gave for the Luton iiIght Concern Group, some of whom were completely blind and so we had to describe bats with words

 

 

We  give talks on a range of topics to adult groups. These can be tailored to fit your requirements. In 2014 we gave talks to the Bedfordshire Natural History Society, the Bedford Group of the Wildlife Trust, and  a number of  church and retired groups

 

Photo Jude Hirstwood

Photo Jude Hirstwood

We also have a long history of doing talks in schools and for beavers, brownies and  scout groups within Bedfordshire.

Feedback

“I’ve got to say a massive thank you to both you and Bob !  The 21 young Beavers sat brilliantly and were totally captivated throughout your presentation. My own young Beaver was still buzzing with bat facts this morning !”

We recently did  a talk and a walk for some brownies at camp. Please notes bat only come out when it is dark, and hibernate

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your visit to Woodcroft this weekend. I was hoping it would be a success but had no idea how much the girls would love it and that we would actually spot some bats.”.

Contact us at batsinbeds@fsmail.net


Stalls

Photo Hedj Dolman

Photo Hedj Dolman

 

 

The Bat Group takes its stall to a limited number of events each year. You will, need to provide us with cover and tables. We don’t go to events which change us to attend.

 

Photo of recent Chicksands event by Hedj Dollman. ( We didn't fo the facepainting)

Photo of recent Chicksands event by Hedj Dollman. (We didn’t do the facepainting)

Norman is a brown long bat who is a long term captive as he has a damaged wing. He is one of our eductrion bats. Photo by Hedj Dollman

Norman is a brown long bat who is a long term captive as he has a damaged wing. He is one of our eductrion bats. Photo by Hedj Dollman

 

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Soggy introduces a bat at a recent Chicksands event. Photo Hedj Dollman