Field Events

Thursday 29 July

Bats at Wytham Wood

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Leaders:Dani Linton(Oxford University WildCru) and Keith Cohen(Independent Consultant Ecologist)

Dani Linton has been studying bats at Wytham Woods for more than a decade, focussing on bat social organisation, breeding ecology and population dynamics. She and Keith Cohen will provide a guided tour to see some bat tree roosts, and hopefully we’ll also be able to see some bats in Dani’s bat boxes at Wytham Woods.

When: Thursday 29th July 2021, 4pm until around 7pm

Where: Meet at main car park for Wytham Woods (Keeper’s Hill) OX2 8QQ Grid Ref: SP469086

Getting there: From the northbound A34, turn off at the sliproad signed to Wytham. Follow road round past the White Hart pub (DON’T take the turn signed Field Station). Shortly after the White Horse pub, turn right on the Private Road leading up to Wytham Woods. After about 750m and several speed bumps, you’ll come to the main car park at the top of the hill. You’ve gone too far, if you reach Sawmill Yard.

Map: Park at >RED pin on this Google Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/gXpcpXBMbZdTdGyZ6 

What to expect:; a short walk of around 2km on potentially muddy, uneven ground, in woodland. Wear stout walking boots and clothing that protects from biting insects, nettles and brambles. Note: there are no toilets in Wytham Woods!

To book a place on this field outing: Email Alison at field@abnats.org.uk. Group size is limited to 20 people – first come, first served!

NOTE: In order to protect bats from SarsCov2, please bring a mask to wear in the presence of bats. Dani has asked that anyone who hasn’t already been double-vaccinated against Covid, must provide a negative a lateral flow test before attending.

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