Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer explained, "This is the third in the series of events as part of the Biodiversity Games, which is a recording project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 'Your Heritage' Programme in partnership with seven other Biodiversity Officers, aims to get people involved in supporting local biodiversity by 'getting them recording'".
continued: "Bats are shy and unobtrusive animals, seen only in the dim light at dusk.
Their wings make them look bigger than they really are, and as they swoop down after insects, people may sometimes feel uneasy.
Not knowing much about Bats, leads to misconceptions."
Dispelling a couple of the most common myths about bats, Rachel
says, "Bats are not blind - they actually have good eyesight; and bats will not drink your blood, - well at least the ones we get in Northern Ireland don't!
added, "Bats are one of those creatures that probably everyone has seen, but about which we know very little.
Events like this are an ideal opportunity for anyone that is even a little curious about bats, to come along and discover more about these mystifying animals."
will be delighted to welcome everyone to find out more about bats, everyone is welcome!
Please to wear suitable clothing and bring a torch!
For further information log onto www.colerainebc.gov.uk or www.biodiversityni.com.
Alternatively, contact Rachel Bain
Officer tel; (028) 7034 7272 or email; Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org