The two recent Bat Walks, organised by WAG, were “a resounding triumph!” said a Wesham Action Group spokesperson. “Both walks were over subscribed and this has led us to plan further Bat Walks later this summer”.
People came from as far as Lea and Preston, Freckleton and Warton as well as locals from Wesham. Visitors were treated to a short talk by two North Lancashire Bat Wardens and shown an injured Pipistrelle Bat, which was later released. The two-hour tour took in Wesham Marsh as well as Mowbreck Lane where a bat roost was visited.
The Walk drew attention to the fragile eco-system, which is being threatened by the building of 264 houses on land bordering Wesham Marsh and on countryside north of Mowbreck Lane.
Future Bat Walks are being planned for later this summer, so check out this website for regular updates.
As part of the Bat Walk visitors were given a conducted tour of Wesham Marsh, the biological heritage site that is being threatened by the development of 264 houses by Metacre.
Here Terry Blackburn of WAG points out important features. The Walk was organised by Wesham Action Group