You missed a fascinating talk in April - the discussion afterwards went on for a long time! The next one is all about Barbastelle BATS ... very much in the news recently .. and that's on Wednesday May 26th. 

8pm on Wednesday May 26th ... our next free virtual talk. Joining details will be posted here just before the event.

Last month we heard about re-introducing a mammal into Britain which had not been seen here for hundreds of years; in May we will be hearing about a mammal which is in danger of becoming extinct. Not only that, but the beaver is one of the largest wild animals: the barbastelle, at 4.5cm in length and with a wingspan of 26cm, is one of the smallest.

They are very difficult to find - obviously - but a colony with a minimum of 90 bats has been found near St. Paul's Walden by members of the Hertfordshire Barbastelle Project. Dr. Chantal Helm, a graduate of Witwatersand University in South Africa and a research fellow at Cambridge will be telling us about this amazing animal: obviously an evening not to be missed so please put it in your diaries now.      

Judith Watson



Why not become a member - only £15 a year? Until we can meet again, please send your details to our treasurer, Richard Darby, 3, The Cottages, Pottersheath Road, Welwyn AL6 9SU, accompanied by a cheque.



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