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Bat & Moth Safari - Sat 29 July

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Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2006 - 10:14 am:   

Saw details of this on a poster in Horniman Gardens:

Bat & Moth Safari, 9.00pm (yes, pm) Saturday 29 July, in Sydenham Hill Wood

Meet: entrance to the wood in Crescent Wood Road

It's a 2-3 mile walk, looking for nocturnal wildlife. Need to take a torch with new batteries and something to drink. Organised by the London Wildlife Trust, but it's not on their website.
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2006 - 11:37 am:   

I'm scared of the dark (especially dark woods) and terrified of bats - think I'll be giving that one a miss...
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2006 - 08:19 pm:   

Going, will report back
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2006 - 06:15 pm:   

Only about 3 of us posting at the moment, the rest of you are obviously on holiday.

Thanks to the organisers of this, predictable attendance but a nice stroll and some enthusiastic environmentalists. First time I've been round the woods in the dark, not that spooky Bosco.

I resisted giving the kid with a flash light a clip round the ear but perhaps should have done it to his parents in any case!
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2006 - 06:27 pm:   

I'm still here - but a bad back meant I couldn't join in the fun. A shame 'cos I like a walk.
Hopefully they'll be organising something else soon.
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2006 - 09:34 pm:   

So, did you actually see any bats and moths or was it just a random bunch of people walking through a dark wood waving torches ?
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2006 - 10:08 pm:   

I've had some enormous moths in the house this year - pretty sure one was a hummingbird moth - looked about right. gbirdhawkmoth.asp

They are attracted by buddliea and even geraniums apparently.

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