Join Wiltshire Bat Group’s, Gareth Harris, to learn more about these fascinating mammals. The event will start with a short talk about different species followed by a walk around the reserve using bat detectors. Species previously recorded at Coombe Bissett Down include common & soprano pipistrelle bats, Serotine bat, Natterer’s bat, brown long-eared bat and the rare Barbastelle.

Please bring a small torch (avoiding large, bright torches which may deter bats), warm clothing and suitable sturdy footwear. Limited parking is available at the reserve car park or further along Pennings Drove.

This event is free to attend due to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For further information and to book your free place please contact [email protected]

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