Having a ball with bats in Polmont Wood

Bats are the star attraction of the Inner Forth Festival Bat Walk in Polmont Woods
Bats are the star attraction of the Inner Forth Festival Bat Walk in Polmont Woods

There will be a bit of a flap in Polmont Woods tomorrow (Friday) night as brave families and friends go hunting for bats.

Part of this month’s Inner Forth Festival, the Bat Walk invites people to venture into the woodland the nocturnal mammals call home. Expert guides will be on hand to show these incredible winged creatures are not to be feared, but rather admired.

Licensed bat worker Emilie Wadsworth said: “An evening walk is a great time to spot bats and we’ll have a chance of seeing several different species which live in the area. Bats are vital to our ecosystem and are fascinating animals to watch.

“They are fantastic predators, but they’re after midges, mosquitoes and moths, rather than blood – something to think about next time the Scottish midge drives you indoors on a still evening.”

The event, which starts at 8pm, is free but places are limited.

Call (01324) 831568 or e-mail info@innerforthland
scape.co.uk to book your place.

Visit www.innerforth
landscape.co.uk for more on festival events.