Wildlife fun day at Creggan Country Park
Saturday 14 April 2012
Creggan Country Park
The North West Bat Project has been set up to gather more records of bats and biodiversity in the North West and to dispel common myths about these amazing flying mammals to schools, youth groups and general public.
– See real bats up close!
– See real birds of prey!
– Learn how to encourage bats to urban gardens through a planting workshop
– Take part in a wildlife treasure hunt
– Take part in face painting
– Create bat masks and batty clay tiles
– Sow wildflower seeds courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society
– Learn about Creggan Country Park’s newest activity ‘The Ice Berg’ inflatable water assault course
The North West Bat Project and wildlife event is funded by Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Department of the Environment Northern Ireland and administered by the NI Environment Link.
Karen Healy, Environmental Officer, Creggan Country Park and North West representative for the NI Bat Group stated “We are delighted to receive this funding from NIEA as it will help with our ongoing efforts to raise awareness on bats and local biodiversity in general. Bat populations continue to decline across the UK and Ireland and as a result have been featured on the Local Biodiversity Action Plan as Priority species. The North West Bat Project will aim to gather more records for the region so that their habitat and foraging areas can be protected. Events like this are an ideal opportunity for anyone that is even a little curious about bats and wildlife, to come along and discover more about these special mammals and have some fun in the great outdoors.”