Bat & Moth Night

Join Roseanna from the DVLP team along with the Yorkshire Branch of the British Naturalists Association (BNA) for a fascinating evening dedicated to some of our nocturnal wildlife in an iconic mill & park setting.


Start Date: 26th August 2017, 20:00
End Date: 26th August 2017, 23:00

Event Info

Join bat and moth experts for a night exploring the diversity of moths and bats that inhabit and feed in the local landscape at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park.

The event will start at 8pm while we await dusk, the event will run late into the evening but participants can stay as long as they wish until the event officially ends.

Participant’s will have the chance to visit two moth trap stations throughout the evening (heath and skinner trap) in two different habitats to explore the variety of different species. The third station will be a bat detecting and viewing point along the Mill reservoir as we record and identify bats feeding and foraging (bat detectors will be available).

Not only will you learn something new and get a chance to experience some of our wonderful nocturnal wildlife up close, but the wildlife sightings will all be recorded for our Local Biological Records Centre (LRC) which are vitally important for protecting such species and sites in the future.

All kit will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring a torch and wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear as the temperature will drop in the evening. If you have your own bat detector please bring along, however we will have some available.

Please note this event is dependant on dry weather, hence why booking is important. Places are FREE and the costs covered by the DVLP. However, booking is essential, please get in touch with the details below to reserve your place ASAP. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



Contact Details


Worsbrough Mill and Country Park Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 5LJ

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