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Nature lovers who want to find out more about one of Britain’s most fascinating nocturnal mammals are being invited to join a free night-time walk in Branston, near Burton-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Bat Group are holding a Bat Walk at Branston Leas Woods on Saturday 15th August between 8pm and 10pm.

Participants will be introduced to bat detectors, devices that allow us to hear the ultrasonic sounds that bats make as they fly and hunt. Species that participants can expect to see or hear include the pipistrelle and daubenton bat.

The walk will take place in and around Branston Leas Woods, an 82 acre area of land being transformed into a haven for nature and wildlife by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, working with The Woodland Trust and the National Forest Company.

Shaun Rimmer, from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Our bat walks are always popular, especially with families, as they give people a great opportunity to learn more about this amazing mammal.”

The meeting place for the walk is the Riverside Inn car park – those attending should look out for the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust van.

For more information email or call 01889 880100.