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Strathspey Bat Group inaugural walk (09/05/11)
The newly formed Strathspey Bat Group is inviting members of the public to join them on their first bat walk on Friday 13 May.
The evening from 9pm to 11pm will comprise of a short talk followed by a walk through Kylintra Meadow to the River Spey.
Participants will learn some interesting information throughout the evening including that: some species of bat use the River Spey as a commuting route; how many midges a bat can eat in one night and all about bat conservation.
Saranne Bish, Highland Council’s Countryside Ranger for Badenoch and Strathspey North said: “The River Spey provides a wonderful location to observe these wild animals when they come out to play and feed as it gets dark.”
Mel Clouson, Explore Abernethy Ranger added: “Don’t be fooled by the date of Friday 13, bats don’t really suck your blood! Come along and see for yourself – exploring the natural world at night is always a treat!”
The evening is suitable for adults and children aged eight years and over and they must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear warm clothing and be prepared for inclement weather. Meet at Kylintra Meadow opposite The Craiglynne hotel, Grantown-on-Spey.
To book a place, or for further information about the walk, please telephone Saranne Bish on 01479 873 914 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim of the Highland Council Countryside Rangers is to promote public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and to conserve wildlife.
Strathspey Bat Group is the local affiliated group of the Bat Conservation Trust. There are more than 100 local bat groups in the UK. Local bat groups are made up of many dedicated volunteers and are the mainstay of bat conservation in the UK, undertaking vital front-line conservation work. For further information on the Bat Conservations Trust visit their website at: www.bats.org.uk/