Chance togo batty
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@ castleloch.org.uk 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.