Bat & Glow Worm Night 2022

Wednesday 6th July 2022, 9-10.30pm

Look for bats flying as the sun sets, and hear bats’ calls through a bat detector. Then look for lights in the dark…

Join us to learn about and look for bats and glow worms in Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury. We’ll start with a short introductory talk about bats and glow worms and then set off on a guided walk around the woodland, all led by Charley Miller, our Conservation and Education Coordinator.

Children are welcome to come with a responsible adult who must supervise them at all times.

Adults £8, children £5, plus booking fee. Your money will support Hazel Hill Trust’s charitable work promoting wellbeing, resilience and sustainability: for individuals, society and the natural world.

Last year, we ran this at the start of the summer holidays to make the late night more suitable for children (it’s great for adults too!). We saw and heard loads of bats, which was great, however we were disappointed to not see glow worms! Peak glowing is June-July, so we are hoping we’re in with a good chance of seeing them in early July! The dim glow of 2 juveniles was spotted at the BioBlitz on 2nd June. By July, we should be seeing the bright glow of the adult females.

Dress for the weather in clothes and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We highly recommend long trousers due to the presence of ticks in the wood – please click here for more info. Please check the weather forecast and bring waterproofs, warm layers and insect repellent as appropriate – if you’re not sure then bring it all! We will be outside for the duration and the temperature may drop rapidly after the sun goes down.

If you can’t make it but would like to learn more, check out our Bat and Glow Worm YouTube video from last year.