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Bat Night at Sussex Prairie Garden with Michael Blencowe


Thursday 14th September 2023 | 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Bat Night at Sussex Prairie Garden with Michael Blencowe

Join us at Sussex Prairie Garden for a special nocturnal event and learn about some of Britain’s most amazing creatures – Bats. As the day comes to an end our local bats are waking up and heading out to hunt over the garden.
Sussex naturalist Michael Blencowe will start the evening with an illustrated talk all about these incredible mammals. We’ll learn about their lives and the amazing adaptations they have made to live and hunt in the dark.
Then we’ll head out into the Prairie Garden for a guided nocturnal wildlife walk looking out for bats. We’ll be using special detectors which will allow us to hearing the bat’s echo location calls. If you’ve never tuned into the world of the bat be prepared for an unique experience!
We’ll also be keeping an eye out for owls, moths and other nocturnal wildlife.
Tea / coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Please bring a torch!
Limited to 15 places
Price: £25 per person, Under 14’s: £15

Tutor Michael Blencowe is a Sussex naturalist and wildlife author who has worked for various local conservation charities. He has a passion for all wildlife and is especially fond of butterflies and moths. (So be prepared to see him get upset if we see one of the bats eats one of his moths).
Find out more on his website:

Booking details: Booking through or Eventbrite at

Phone number: 07375946965

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful