The Bedfordshire Bat Group were amazed by the discovery of this site, previously unknown to them, on its first visit to TWP. One of its members remarked that -"as dusk fell another life form swarmed over the land. The tree cover here is well established and the lake was as calm as a mill pond. Soprano and Common Pipistrelle bats cavorted among the trees, while Noctules flew higher in the sky, giving long echo location calls to mark their mastery of the air above the lake.."
A month later, at the end of May, John Creasey, Vicki Inglis and Ann May were able to attend the Bat Group survey at TWP and became totally hooked.
It was a perfect midsummer evening when a dozen members of the Friends and Bat Group gathered for a bat walk. We learned how to use bat detectors and tuned in to the secret busy world of bats.
The evening confirmed that TWP is indeed a wonderful site for bats, with the proximity of trees and water and a diversity of insects which the bats depend on for food, made possible by the Park's flower rich meadows, trees, shrubs and hedgerows providing an ideal insect habitat.
For more information on bats visit the website: www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk