Get creative with some ‘Completely Batty’ family activities at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.
The Creative Cabin and Grey Long-Eared Bat Project will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary to run ‘Completely Batty’ activities for all the family - welcoming all to get creative to celebrate East Devon’s rarest bats including the Grey Long-Eared Bat.
As custodians of this beautiful corner of Devon, the sanctuary actively encourages rich and varied wildlife habitats across our land, helping to enrich the lives of our donkeys. We have done much work in recent years in improving our landscape for bats, developing the perfect habitat for them to roost and feed, including woodlands, hedgerows, and meadows - all fantastic food larders of insects for the bats to feed on.
Bats are nocturnal, choosing to hunt and feed at night, so children are invited to come and create bat masks to make their own bats flying in the day. There will also be the opportunity to mix and mold wildflower seed bombs. Meadows are favoured by Grey Long-Eared Bats, as they feed on the insects visiting the meadow’s wildflowers. Creating a seed bomb will help kick start your wildlife garden and help bats too.
These free drop-in activities will run between 11am and 3pm. Donations are welcome and there is no pre-booking required. Please be aware that this activity will be run within current Covid guidelines and therefore appreciate your patience if there is a wait to take part.
The Creative Cabin, run by Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and Wild East Devon, is a space to create, explore, learn, and discover. The Cabin hosts a broad range of activities, projects, talks, films, performances, and workshops which creatively explore our relationship to nature and the climate emergency.
The Grey Long-Eared Bat Project is funded through the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund and is one of East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s ‘Elusive Eight’ threatened species that it is focussing on for nature recovery. For more information about this project, please visit East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty's Saving Special Species and Grey Long-Eared Bat Project web pages.
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