Talking West Cheshire

Learn more about bats on night-time walk in Castle Park

13 September 2010

Cheshire West residents are invited to come and find out more about the mysterious bat species on a night time walk at Castle Park in Frodsham.

Taking place on Friday, 24 September at 7.30pm, visitors can explore the park’s woodland walks, learning more about these fascinating creatures and their habitats whilst they swoop above.

Bat expert Ged Ryan from the Cheshire Bat Conservation Group will also be on hand at the free event to share information on the protected species, showing how to see and hear them using bat detectors and how to encourage them into gardens.

Councillor Richard Short, Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, said: “Cheshire seems to have a healthy bat population, with 11 of the 16 resident British bat species having been recorded as nesting here.

“They are fascinating creatures of the night which many people know very little about and this is a unique opportunity to view them in their habitats and find out more from expert Ged Ryan.

“I would encourage local residents to make the most of this chance to find out the night time secrets of the species.”  

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and bring a torch!

The event is free to all but booking is essential. For further information or to book your place on the Bat Walk please contact Cheshire West and Chester’s Greenspace Team on 01606 288543 or email greenspace@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.