A guided Autumn Walk in the Chalk Pits – with bat detectors

Join local Rangers and Volunteers for a family friendly game of ‘bat and moth’ followed by an autumnal evening walk around the chalk pits with bat detectors.

Following the great success of the event in June, QECP Ranger Joe Williams will be leading another one on Friday 27th October.

In June everyone saw scores of orchids, two lovely slow worms and a range of butterflies before everything was released back into the wild.

Joe explains that “October will be the time for pumpkins and golden leaves on trees. The chalk pits will be wearing their autumnal clothes and looking beautiful. All the creatures will be busy securing the last foods available before the hard months of winter ahead.”

To celebrate this time of year the QE ranger team are arranging an event on Friday 27th October, when they will: provide a short guided walk; look for fungi; bring bat detectors; and run a family-friendly “bat and moth” game so that everyone can understand how these special creatures navigate.

Meet at the village pond, by the church, at 4.30pm. The event is likely to run to about 8pm so that bats can be seen flying at dusk.

Soft drinks, teas, coffee and cake will all be available – and all events are open to all ages!

Joe can be contacted by email (Joseph.Williams@hants.gov.uk) and if anyone sees any problems of damage, vandalism or misuse in the Chalk Pits please contact the QE Rangers who will be happy to come to the site to sort things out. Simply phone QECP on 02392 595040 or for any urgent / out of office hours matters, please phone 07540 930 092.