Helping to safeguard Devon’s Nocturnal Wonder…..
The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project is a 5 year project working across Devon looking to secure the future of this species in the county. The Tamar Valley AONB is a stronghold for these bats and we are very pleased to be partners in delivering this project.
The project is working with schools, communities and local landowners to raise awareness of the bats and help to improve habitats within the feeding areas and to safeguard the bat’s homes.
Visit the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project website for more information about this fascinating project.
Events that have already taken place
Bat Beacon Exhibition – 12th – 29th September
An exhibition was held at the Tamar Valley Centre, exploring the story of the Greater Horseshoe Bat.
Volunteer Get Together & Lunch – Saturday 23rd September
On Saturday 23rd September 2017, the Project team hosted a Volunteer Get Together & Lunch and the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls.
Meadow Restoration in the Tamar Valley – Wednesday 11th October
Volunteers helped to sow wildflower seeds alongside a beautiful stretch of the Tamar Trails at Morwell Barton.
Devon Bat Survey Walk & Research Talk in the Tamar Valley – Monday 23rd October
Almost 40 people joined us for our Hedges & Bats Walk, with Anna David, and Research Talk, by Domnhall Finch. We saw a Pipistrelle and detected two different species of bat along our walk.
Bat detectors will be available for you to hire from March – October 2018, from the Tamar Valley Centre*. There is no charge for this.
*Please note that the 2020 survey is currently postponed. We will keep you posted with updates when we receive them.