This event will combine an informative talk on Irish bats with walk in the beautiful Balllyseedy Wood. Join the Irish Wildlife Trust Kerry Branch at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre at 8pm to hear the background on Irish bats, their little quirks and how they live, given by Dr David Mc Cormick, ecologist at Tralee Bay Wetlands and Chairperson of IWT. We will then leave the centre after the talk heading to the south entrance of Ballyseedy Woods. At the woods, participants will walk the woodland paths with our IWT guides in search of nocturnal biodiversity. We will use bat detectors to hear the bats amazing echolocation calls and discover which species of bat are foraging in these woods. Participants will be able to try out the bat detectors for themselves and experience listening to sound of bat calls.
Participants are advised to wear appropriate outdoor clothing, good walking shoes and to bring a small torch.
This event is open to all and is family friendly.