Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project

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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.


Bat Beacon Exhibition – 12th – 29th September

Visit the Tamar Valley Centre every weekday between 10am and 4pm, until Friday 29th September (inclusive) for an exhibition exploring the story of the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

See its prey and predator, communities and juveniles.

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Volunteer Get Together & Lunch – Saturday 23rd September

On Saturday 23rd September 2017, the Project team are hosting a Volunteer Get Together & Lunch and the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls.

If you have volunteered for the Project, been involved with the Devon Bat Survey or would like to find out more about supporting the Project, please book your free place by Wednesday 20th September (numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment) –, 07812 568157


Meadow Restoration in the Tamar Valley – Wednesday 11th October

Help sow wildflower seeds alongside a beautiful stretch of the Tamar Trails at Morwell Barton.

Tea, coffee & lunch will be provided.

Full details here.



Devon Bat Survey Walk & Research Talk in the Tamar Valley – Monday 23rd October

Join us at 2 batty events in one day – come to one or both!

Hedges & Bats Walk – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Research Talk – 7:30pm – 9:00pm (7pm tea/coffee)

Soup & bread supper will be served between 6:30pm and 7pm for those attending both events.

For full details and how to book, please click here.