It's autumn and just as the nights draw in, we have some evening entertainment to invite you to. Bradford-on-Avon Town Council along with the town's Preservation Trust and Climate Friendly BOA are organising an evening all about bats! Bats are an important part of our local natural heritage. And our local heritage - our buildings, the geology, landscape and nature - are important to the bats.
Did you know that the area around Bradford-on-Avon is of international importance for bats? All summer, they've been flying around over our heads at night, largely unnoticed, but now they'll be disappearing for the winter. Where do they all go? This is just one of the mysteries of these amazing nocturnal mammals, which we'll shed some light on.
We're lucky to have booked one of the national authorities on bats to talk to us at BAT CHAT on the 17th of October, Professor Fiona Mathews from the University of Sussex. And we are luckier still that, along with international experience of investigating mammals, she has spent much of her career researching the bats of Wiltshire.
So, please come along to find out more, to help celebrate and protect an important aspect of our threatened local wildlife.
The talk starts at 8pm, but they’ll be interesting displays to view and people to meet from 7:30pm......... and a bar! All proceeds from the bar will go to local bat conservation causes.
There is free entry, but please reserve a space via the link on the town council website: https://bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk/events/event/bat-chat/