Bat walk in Laggan
Join the local Countryside Ranger to discover more about the bats found living in Laggan on Friday 23 September from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Did you know that some species of bat use the woods and river around Laggan as a place to live and find food? Have you ever heard a bat conversation? Do know just how many midges a bat can eat in one night? If the answer is no then, why don’t you come along and find out more.
Saranne Bish, Countryside Ranger for Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey said “The woods around Laggan and the River Spey provide lots of places for bats to hang out such as old trees, the church, bridges and buildings as well as a good source of night flying insects for them to feed on so hopefully we should be able to spot a few bats on their nightly rounds”.
The evening will comprise of a short talk outside then a small walk to see if we can get any bats exiting the church roof. Then we’ll head to the River Spey to see what’s out and about. You never know – we might even get an otter! Please wear warm clothing, midge repellent and be prepared for inclement weather. Bats are such interesting mammals that we are learning more about all the time. Come along and see if you agree!
To book a place and get further information please telephone Saranne the Ranger on 01479 873 914 or 07818 588 222. Adults £4.50 Children/concessions £3.50. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The aim of the Highland Council Countryside Rangers is to promote public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and to conserve wildlife.