Go batty at Fremington Local Nature Reserve

Posted on: 8 August 2016

Join wildlife experts in an evening walk to discover the bats and moths inhabiting Fremington’s nature reserve.

The ‘Night Flight’ event takes place at Fremington Local Nature Reserve on Thursday 18 August from 8.30pm. During the evening you will track down bats using a bat detector and discover what’s been attracted by the moth trap.

Organised by North Devon Council, Fremington Parish Council and North Devon Biosphere, this free event is suitable for adults and children over eight years old. Participants should park at Beechfield Road car park and meet at the entrance to Griggs Field at 8.30pm. It is advisable to wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch.

Executive Member responsible for parks and leisure, Councillor Dick Jones, said: “This should be a really exciting and informative evening for anyone with an interest in wildlife. The local nature reserve in Fremington is a peaceful haven for a wide variety of animals and insects and this will be a unique opportunity to discover some of the more elusive creatures that take to the skies at night.”

Tom Hynes from North Devon Biosphere, says: “We are hoping to see a good selection of bat and moth species. Some will be easy to identify and some will need help from various experts who will be on hand to assist.”

Local ward member, Councillor Frank Biederman, said: “This is a lovely opportunity for families to explore the wildlife of Fremington and enjoy the excellent nature reserve.”

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