Chance togo batty

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - COUNTRYSIDE -

Cas­tle Loch Lochmaben Com­mu­nity Trust is of­fer­ing you the chance to go all batty this Septem­ber.

Start­ing from Lochmaben Cas­tle, this noc­tur­nal bat walk, led by lo­cal bat ex­pert Freda Sed­don from the Dum­fries and Gal­loway Bat Group, will be a fun and in­for­ma­tive in­tro­duc­tion to the bats of the area.

Also, vis­it­ing the re­serves at dusk could of­fer the chance to see some of the more elu­sive res­i­dents, in­clud­ing the haunt­ing flight of a barn owl and pos­si­bly even an ot­ter or bad­ger.

The events take place on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, meet at the Lochmaben Cas­tle car park (sign­posted from the B7020) at 7pm.

Darren Flint, Project Of­fi­cer, said: “This is a great op­por­tu­nity to get to know your pip­istrelle from your dauben­ton, plus have a go with a bat de­tec­tor.

“So, put on your warm out­door clothes and pop down to Cas­tle Loch na­ture re­serve for this fun event.”

To book your place con­tact Darren via Face­book (Castle­lochlochmaben) email : dar­ren­flint@ castle­ or leave a mes­sage at 07971790847 and in­clude a con­tact phone num­ber in case poor weather forces can­cel­la­tion.

All events are fam­ily friendly and par­tic­i­pants should wear suit­able out­door cloth­ing and shoe­sand bring a torch.

Cream of the crop Iona Bris­bane and Maimie Sloan, pic­tured here along­side Ge­orge Baikie and Mike Wi­jn­berg of SAC Con­sult­ing.

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