Norwich Bat Group

Events

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7th August – bat walk at Fairhaven Gardens.
Please book in advance by emailing enquiries@fairhavengarden.co.uk. Start at 8.15 pm. Adult non-members £8, Children non-members £4, Adult Fairhaven members £6, Children Fairhaven members £3. Suitable for 8 years and over.

9th August – bat walk at Brewer’s Green, Roydon, Diss.
Free walk as part of NWT Wildlife in Common Project 8.00 – 9.30 pm. Book through Gemma Walker via email gemmaw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or by phone (01603) 625540.

24th August – International Bat Night, Fairhaven Gardens, children’s activities.
Children’s activities from 7.30 pm, talk at 8.00 pm followed by bat walk. Please book in advance by emailing enquiries@fairhavengarden.co.uk. Adult non-members £8, Children non-members £5, Adult Fairhaven members £6, Children Fairhaven members £4. Suitable for 5 years and over.

27th August – bat walk at Hoveton Great Broad
Starts 7.30 pm. £10 adults, £4 children. Includes short boat trip to the Broad. Booking through Salhouse Broad website.

28th August  – bat and boat trip in association with the Broads Authority – Whitlingham Broad Country Park.
£12 adults, £10 children. 20:00-22:00 hrs. Booking essential on 01603 756094. A chance to see bats up close, in the hands of experts, take a boat trip across the broad and see bats flying and hear their mysterious calls, as well as identify different bat species. Please note there will be walking and getting onto a boat in low light conditions. Torch recommended and sturdy shoes required. Children must be accompanied by adult. Children must be 8 or older.

30th August – Bat walk at Quaker Wood, Factory Lane, Roydon, Diss.
7.30 – 9.00 pm. Donations to Norwich Bat Group and Quaker Wood Community Woodland. Booked through Lindsey Bilston lindseybilston@gmail.com.

9th September – bat walk at Hoveton Great Broad
Starts 7.30 pm. £10 adults, £4 children. Includes short boat trip to the Broad. Booking through Salhouse Broad website.

13th September –  Gressenhall bat night children’s activities
Children’s activities start at 6.00 pm, talk at 6.30 / 6.45 pm followed by bat walk. Finish 8.30 pm.

14th September – Strumpshaw Fen RSPB bat walk.
Booking with the RSPB essential. Adult RSPB member £6, Child RSPB member £3. Adult non-member £8, Child non-member £4. Time 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Suitable for adults and older children (12 and over).

17th September  – bat and boat trip in association with the Broads Authority – Whitlingham Broad Country Park.
£12 adults, £10 children. 19:00-21:00 hrs. Booking essential on 01603 756094. A chance to see bats up close, in the hands of experts, take a boat trip across the broad and see bats flying and hear their mysterious calls, as well as identify different bat species. Please note there will be walking and getting onto a boat in low light conditions. Torch recommended and sturdy shoes required. Children must be accompanied by adult. Children must be 8 or older.

20th September – Strumpshaw Fen RSPB bat walk.
Booking with the RSPB essential. Adult RSPB member £6, Child RSPB member £3. Adult non-member £8, Child non-member £4. Time 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Suitable for adults and older children (12 and over).

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Photos from past events in 2018

Talk on the Bats and Mills in the Broads, by Andrea Kelly, Senior Ecologist at the Broads Authority, Thursday 12th April 2018

Water, Mills and Marshes is the Broads Landscape Partnership Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project has a big focus on recording and repairing some of the iconic drainage mills on Halvergate marshes, an area which boasts one of the greatest concentration of such mills in Europe. As well as the heritage focus, the enhancement of mills as places for wildlife was explored, with a focus on providing enhancements for bats.

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