New record number of Bat detectors, for Somerset
Despite damp weather there was a huge turnout for Dave’s Walk at the Bishops Palace in Wells on Tuesday. The annual walk for the Somerset Wildlife Trust is always well attended but this year the estimates range from 80 to 100 adults, with at least half as many children again.
Fortunately, with both sets of the “northern” bat detectors, and Ed and Helen bringing their “southern” set, we had well over 30 Bat detectors out. A new record for us. The Bats put on a good show as always, with a highlight of a Pip and Serotine circling in the Rec. causing a cacophony of sound as all the detectors triggered in turn. It was loud, and raised “ohs” and “ahs” from the audience.