Tammy and Abi from MWT started the evening with a light-hearted quiz on bats and moths, where participates had to decide whether a statement was true or false by gathering in the corresponding area. As well as exercising everyone's brain, the activity resulted in some gentle exercise as people traipsed up and down the slope! The quiz was followed by a brief talk from Tammy and myself on our respective taxon groups, culminating in a bat walk around the site. Six species of bat were recorded around the woodland and stream: Common Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle, Lesser Horseshoe, Brown Long-eared Bat, Daubenton’s Bat and Whiskered Bat.
Peter was sadly unable to attend this event due to back problems. Peter kindly lent me his kit for the night so many thanks for that, and thanks for Paul and Dave also for bringing along their traps. We all wish Peter a speedy recovery in plenty of time for our next event, on the 18th of July, at Cors Dyfi.
The event details and full species list are available here.
|One of the many Small Elephant Hawk-moths|