Devon is home to one of the UK’s rarest bats, the greater horseshoe bat, and this fascinating species needs our help to increase its population to secure its future. Like much of our wildlife, it is under pressure due to habitat loss, so one of the ways we can help is to make sure that it has what it needs to carry out its nightly activity of hunting for insect prey. Hedgerows are natural linear features which provide bats with connectivity between roost sites and foraging areas, and allow them to navigate their way across the landscape. Here at The Donkey Sanctuary we manage our hedgerows to make sure they continue to provide flightlines for bats, together with food and shelter for other wildlife.
Join us and the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project for a day of hedge planting where you can find out about greater horseshoe bats, learn a practical skill and enjoy a day working outdoors.
- Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.
- Tools and work gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you have them.
- Bring a packed lunch or lunch can be purchased from the Hayloft restaurant.
- Hot drinks will be provided.
This is a free event, however, booking is essential.
How to book
For further information and to book a place, please contact Ruth by telephone or email:
Telephone: 01395 573162