Bat Safari

Eavesdrop on your nocturnal neighbours

Join us for a fascinating insight into your nocturnal neighbours!

Using our expertise and skills as bat surveyors, as well as our endless intrigue for bat ecology, we will guide you on a bat safari to introduce you to the sights and sounds of the town’s Chiroptera.

With specialist equipment we will eavesdrop on your local bats; highlighting the diverse and awe-inspiring sounds of different species undertaking various behaviours.

Our Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO, will allow you to be able to hear, and also see the ultrasonic echolocation calls of bats on a colour spectrogram! We will also have heterodyne Magenta 4 detectors for you to use, enabling you to compare two popular models if you are considering purchasing your own bat detector.

Perhaps we will hear the drip-dropping of large Noctules as they pass through their nightly commute, or even the rapid-fire of Daubentons as they hunt invertebrates over the water.

This mini-exped is suitable for all ages. We understand that children are particularly intrigued by the fascinating world of bats so *under 18’s are very welcome to join under supervision of a responsible, paying adult. We have found that children aged 7 and over are able to enjoy and appreciate bat ecology most.

Please note that the route includes walking down concrete steps by the bridge.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited, so please book your places using the form below. We will accept cash payments on the evening. Please note we are not able to accept card payments!

If you have any questions about our Bat Safaris, feel free to get in touch using our Contact Form prior to booking.

Overview
  • Join local naturalists on a bat safari!
  • Discover the various species living in your area
  • Hear bats socialise and feed using Magenta 4 detectors
  • SEE their ultrasonic echolocation calls on a colour spectrogram with our Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO

 

  • Suitable for all ages. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Spaces are limited, book quick to avoid disappointment!
Prices

Adults £6

Under 18’s £4

Under 5’s Free!

Location & Dates

West Woodburn, Northumberland

Sunday 2nd June | 10pm – 10.45pm

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Corbridge, Northumberland

Monday 29th July | 9.30pm – 10.15pm

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Ouseburn, Newcastle

Monday 24th August | 8.30pm – 9.15pm

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Get in touch to organise a Wild Intrigue Bat Safari in your town!

Meeting Points

West Woodburn

Corsenside Village Hall, West Woodburn, Hexham, NE48 2SB

Corbridge

Corbridge Village Car Park, Corbridge, NE45 5AX (free parking)

Ouseburn

Exact meeting point to be confirmed

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If your chosen date is fully booked, get in touch with us directly to be added to our waiting list, or take a look at our other Mini Expeds
The Adventure

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Location

We are hosting a number of Bat Safaris in different locations for 2019! Take a look at the Locations and Dates, and the Meeting Points tabs above for this information.

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