Bat and Hedgehog Walks

Bat and Hedgehog Walks

©Tom Marshall - Natterer's Bat (photo taken under license in controlled conditions) 

Bat and hedgehog walks

As the sun sets on the island our expert guide will use bat detectors to search out bats around tow. Most commonly we find Pipistrelles - just 3.5" long and with a wingspan of just 9". You will get an insight into the life of bats, how they live and their feeding cycles - bats feed on micro-moths and midges and can eat up to 3000 midges in one night!

Once darkness really falls we will then look for hedgehogs, both brown and Alderney's famous blondes which frequent gardens as they snuffle about the hedgerows looking for insects.
You will also hear all about the latest research the AWT is undertaking to find out more about the populations of these fascinating nocturnal creatures. 
This is a chance to discover the nocturnal world of these amazing creatures. An ideal walk for young and old, lasting around 1.5hrs in the town area.

Scheduled every Thursday evening at sunset from April – October, we can also run extra tours for groups of over 4 people. Email, phone 01481 822 935 or pop in to our office on Victoria Street for timings. 

Price: £6 adults, £3 children, 20% discount to AWT members.