A ‘bat night’ in Dungannon Park next month (4 September) will reveal the truth about the shy creatures which only come out at dusk.
Bat expert, Rachel Bain, will give a presentation dispelling some of the common myths about the flying mammals, including the fact that their eyesight is as good as any human’s and that when they swoop, it’s to catch insects and not to bite.
Organised by Mid Ulster District Council as part of its biodiversity programme, the free event is part of a series to encourage local people to learn about the wildlife living in the local area, and will highlight conservation issues, what local action can be taken to help bats, and will also feature a walk outside to see and hear bats in action (weather permitting).
Bat Night takes place on Friday 4th September at 8pm in the Fishing Lodge, Dungannon Park. While this is a free event, numbers are limited, and anyone interested in attending is advised to book early and to wear suitable clothing. A torch would also be useful.
For further information and to book a place, please contact Mark Edgar, Biodiversity Officer, Mid Ulster District Council, Tel: 03000 132132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org