Blessington Family Bat Walk

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Blessington Family Bat Walk

Thursday 22nd August: Blessington Family Bat Walk

Would you like to learn about Ireland’s bats and witness these fascinating creatures in action? Then join the Native Woodland Trust on the 22nd August from 8pm to 10:30pm for a guided bat walk on our Blessington Nature Reserve. On the walk you will be guided through our Blessington reserve at nightfall stopping to see how many bats and other creatures we can see and hear.

The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of Ireland’s rare native and ancient woodland. The Trust achieves this by setting up woodland reserves around the country such as their reserve at Blessington in County Wicklow. This reserves network allows the Trust to protect existing woodland as well as plant new native woodland for the future. As part our work we run guided educational walks of our reserves to help the community get out and learn about their local woodland heritage at fun informative events.

With its old stone bridge, mature trees and waterways our Blessington Reserve is the perfect habitat for bats. Ireland’s bats are fascinating, curious and important animals all of which are protected under European conservation law. Join us to learn about these furry little native woodland inhabitants and to see how many we can spot with our bat detector!  The meeting point for this walk will be at 8:00 pm at the ESB car park off the N81 just south of the reserve. For a map and further details please check our website www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie or the events section of our Facebook page. The walk will run from 8:00 pm until 10:30pm and all are welcome. The event is free for NWT members with a suggested donation of €4 for non-members. For more details please contact Kirsty at kirsty.daly@nativewoodlandtrust.ie or on 087 9619083.

Meeting Point: ESB car park on N81 south of the reserve.

Bring: If you have a torch bring it along, if not torches will be supplied.

Meeting Time: 8:00 pm

Event Finish: 10:30 pm