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Enjoy bats and birds on Calver guided walks

This is an archived press release

Thursday 16 June 2011

They are the only true flying mammal, they navigate by echo, and you can find out more about these fascinating creatures on a night-time Bat Walk at Calver Marshes on Friday May 20.

Peak District National Park ranger Pete Bush will lead the walk, starting at Calver Crossroads (the grass triangle next to the sports ground) at 8.30pm.

The UK’s 18 bat species have suffered severe declines from loss of habitat in the past century and are now protected by law. Pete will seek out bat boxes installed by the Calver Weir Restoration Project and explain how we can help their conservation.

If you prefer nature-watching during the day, then you can join Bryan Barnacle, of Derbyshire Ornithological Society, for a morning look at the birdlife of Calver Marshes on Sunday June 5, meeting at 10.30am at Calver Crossroads.

The community-led Calver Weir Restoration Project is doing a great deal of conservation work to encourage the distinctive wildlife of these rare habitats.

Both walks are free, no need to book, dogs must be on a lead. Bring a torch for the bat walk. For more details contact Nick Quaife, Calver Weir Restoration Project officer, on 01433 631405 or nick.quaife@peakdistrict.gov.uk

This is an archived press release

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