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Line up for Woodberry Wetlands' BatFest includes family fun day and 'bat walk'

PUBLISHED: 12:08 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 24 August 2016

A bat walk on the Woodberry Wetlands, with participants using ultrasound bat detectors to hear the noise they make

A bat walk on the Woodberry Wetlands, with participants using ultrasound bat detectors to hear the noise they make

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A festival dedicated to bats will be staged at Woodberry Wetlands this weekend.

The common Pipistrelle bat. Photo: Hugh Clark The common Pipistrelle bat. Photo: Hugh Clark

An evening ‘bat walk’ and a chance to get up close to bats under the care of a qualified handler are scheduled for BatFest.

There will also be a storytelling session with A S Mills, author of Bobby the Brown Long-Eared Bat, on a free family fun day.

The festival coincides with the United Nations’ global awareness-raising International Bat Night.

London Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve was opened by legendary wildlife TV presenter David Attenborough in April.

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