First the briefing

This year the weather was very bat friendly, and a group of around thirty of us watched and waited around Adams Pond, bat detectors at the ready. Our leader as usual was Philip Briggs of the London Bat Group and Bat Conservation Trust. With his help we were able to distinguish several species out and about that night – including the Nathusius’ pipistrelle – described as rarely recorded in the UK. Very exciting! For more information about this bat go to