Spend a fascinating evening in the knowledgable company of Dan Flew, MSc GradCIEEM.
Dan has been recording and studying the bats of Arnos vale for the past 7 years and will be talking about the natural history of the lesser horseshoe bats that are found in Arnos Vale and his research on this wonderful creature.
Dan was also a grave digger for 12 years giving him a unique expertise of Bat hunting in a cemetery. He will share how his digging days led him to be an ecologist. He says: “I have always had a passion for wildlife and spent most of my youth looking under logs and rocks!”
Dan will share how important Arnos Vale is for bats, and ahow these bats are important for Arnos Vale.
Weather depending, there may also be an opportunity to go into the landscape for part of the talk.
The cemetery is managed as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) and has a landscape management plan focuses on conserving the existing grassland and woodland habitats and improving their quality to benefit wildlife. The woodland is being managed through selective thinning; to improve the canopy structure and encourage biodiversity. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, mis-management and serious neglect of the site by the previous owner created problems requiring close management which has now encouraged Britain’s flying mammal species’ to live, breed and thrive in Arnos Vale.
Dan will also be leading a tour in September
Visiting: Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site. The tour route includes some steep slopes, steps, and muddy or uneven paths. Wearing warm clothes and sensible shoes is strongly recommended. Bring a torch!
Tickets: We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale. If this is the case we will let you know by email. We will not issue a physical ticket and you do not need to print you booking out.
There is parking on site. If you would like to reserve a Blue Badge parking space please email firstname.lastname@example.org.