Join Dr Paddy Sleeman, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES, UCC) and Dr Karen Loxton, with SECAD Cork -Development Office, who will take you on a guided walk and talk through Fota Wildlife Park on the subject of Ireland’s native bats and how our native tree species supports these mammals. The walk will take place on Saturday 23rd September at 7.15pm sharp and is free of charge.
The Bat Walk is a complimentary event as part of the Fota at 40 celebratory year, commemorating 40 years of Conservation in Action at Fota Wildlife Park, which first welcomed visitors in June 1983.
The evening will commence with a brief presentation on Ireland’s bats, and once the sun has set will be followed by a guided walk. Dr Sleeman and Dr Loxton will demonstrate the use of bat detectors which will accurately diagnose the specific species from the sonar vocalisations and squeaks.
7.10pm- meet outside main gates
7.15pm – presentation
7.30 – 8.30 pm guided walk
The walk is approx. 2k in length. Suitable for those over 4 years only. Please wear practical and comfortable footwear, please bring a hat as it may be cold and also we strongly recommend you bring a hand torch for illumination when walking.
Please note this is a free event, limited capacity (max 25), suitable for those over 4 years only.