Twenty volunteers were trained in bat ecology and how to lead a bat walk by a member of the Bat Conservation Trust www.bats.org.uk
We then went on an exploratory walk through Postman’s Park and the Barbican Gardens with our bat detectors at the ready. There was a lot of pipistrelle activity in the Barbican with individuals flying over the lakes. The Barbican is likely to be a good roosting area with accessible spaces in the concrete. Next year we will be doing more walks and mapping where bats are observed across the City.
You can download the Bat Conservation Trust’s fact sheet on the Common Pipistrelle here