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Thamesmead bat hunters out in force on spooky night time search
Left to right: Kevin Johns, Caitlin Evans, 10, Karen Sutton, Jamie Tilbrook , 8, Jane Evans and Tabitha Sanders, 10.
THAMESMEAD’s bat hunters came out in force for a night of tracking down the spooky little flyers.
The sunset bat hunt in Crossness Nature Reserve was held on August 23 with youngsters and families heading out to look for different species including Common Pipistrelle bats, Soprano Pipistrelles and Daubenton’s bats.
Groups of all three varieties could be seen flitting across Southmere Lake and a Noctule bat was also heard on the bat detector through the open window of the Link activity centre in Belvedere Road.
Event leader Karen Sutton, Crossness Nature Reserve Manager, said: "It was a great evening.
"The young people attending were fully engaged, they loved the bat fact quiz which we held at The Link Thamesmead and asked lots of fascinating questions.
"Once we went out, the bats put on a fabulous display, flying directly in front of us, giving us great views of these amazing little creatures."
Jamie Tilbrook, 8, added: "I loved it. I’ve never seen so many bats, they were flying right over our heads and we could hear them on the bat detectors."
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