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  • Mon

    Indoor meeting

    7:30 pmPoppy and Pint, West Bridgford

    First indoor meeting of the year.

    Poppy and Pint
    Address: Pierrepont Rd, NG2 5DX West Bridgford, Nottingham

    Talk information:

    The Swarm; An Annual Gathering

    Several of our UK bat species visit underground sites late at night in the autumn, often travelling long distances to get there. In a phenomenon known as ‘Autumn Swarming’ this annual spectacle can involve large numbers of bats chasing each other in and around the entrances. What is the reason for this late night party and how do even remote windswept sites in the middle of nowhere have large numbers of bats visiting? Come along and find out more about one of the most magical sights in the bat world.

    About Steve Roe:

    Steve first joined Derbyshire Bat Group when he was 12. He is currently the Group’s vice chair and one of the partner bat group nominated Trustees for BCT. In 2017 he organised the UK’s first autumn swarming conference together with the Vincent Wildlife Trust and the Bat Conservation Trust.