Tuesday, 13 September 2011


well i've just a fun night. The local nature reserve in the village has just done a Bat Night for the cubs and guides in the village. As Beth is in the guides me and  Cameron joined her. I must say though having 40 odd children there all very excited was rather noisy but like magic as soon as the gentlemen from the wildlife trust said right now its time for us to listen to the bats , it all just went silent. If only i had the magic when my lot are at home....
In groups of 5's we all set of with our little bat detectors. It was marvelous just suddenly seeing these bats flying above your heads and the detectors suddenly bleeping to say ' im here, can you see me'.  Cameron and a friend got rather spooked when a munk jac deer creep out on them...

Iain webb from the wildlife trust who done a wonderful job keeping everyone entertained by the bats.
By 8.30pm all was done with lots of happy kids returning back home. I must say im glad that the weather stayed dry even though it was a little chilly as  just a few hours before it poured down.
Anyway its was just a quick post tonite, so i hope everyone else has had a good nite and i will see you all again soon x x night night x


  1. That sounds great fun :) We have bats that fly around here,not sure where they live though..

  2. Lovely, we've been on a few bat events and love it - my hubby works for a mammal charity so has access to detectors so some evening walks are planned soon before they bed down for the Winter. We do have bats around our house in the evening - and love to watch them flit here and there.

    Sounds like you enjoyed your evening x

  3. We had a fantastic time and the kids slept in this morning! Thanks for carrying little Esme by the way and organising such a lovely event. xxx

  4. We have bats in our attic and I have learnt not to go there of an evening as they can surprise you by flying right past your face! They are sweet creatures. I like watching them fly around at dusk. It is so good to get children involved.
    Isabelle x

  5. Hello there.
    My sister in law has a bat detector, arn't they marvelous.

    We saw lots in France this year, almost in daylight, I remarked on how they are out in our world every night, yet totally forgotten, for the most part!