There are 17 bat species in the UK and a number of these, such as the common and soprano pipistrelle, long eared, daubenton and the rare lesser horseshoe bats, are all present in and around Llanberis. Bats are the only mammals that can fly and they move around swiftly at night by using ultrasound to detect their surroundings.
If you’re interested in learning more about these night creatures and actually seeing them yourself then come along on the bat walk in Parc Padarn, Llanberis on Monday evening 12 September between 7.30pm and 9.30 pm. Everyone will be meeting in the Slate Museum carpark, Parc Padarn at 7.30 pm.
Emily Meilleur , Biodiversity Officer for Gwynedd Council said:
“On the walk there will be a special opportunity to use bat detectors which give you the chance to hear the bat’s high frequency sounds with your own ears. With experienced bat workers on hand it will be a great chance to get to know the unusual lifestyle of bats - why do they hibernate, which bats hang upside down? If you’re curious for the answers then please come along.”
Suitable shoes, waterproof clothing and a torch are recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so please book in advance by contacting Emily Meilleur, on 01286 679977, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.gwynedd.gov.uk/biodiversity to see other events held by the Natur Gwynedd Partnership.