Bat Survey in Richmond

Helping to learn about the impact of light pollution on the local bat population


Location
Tide Tables cafe
2 The Arches
Richmond
TW9 1TH
Date and time
19:25 - 21:35
Wednesday, 24th of April 2024
Who this task will support
Thames Landscape Strategy
Not for profit Sir David Attenborough endorsed community organisation preserving the rivers and areas along them

This is a survey with skilled bat leaders from the UK Bat Conservation Trust and London Bat Group with data collected previously between 2008 and 2011 as a baseline for the study in 2023. The survey is being repeated to learn more about the changes made to the lighting to reduce the negative impact of light pollution along the River Thames which is an important feeding ground for bats. All training and equipment will be provided. Please come dressed for the weather and bring a jacket/jumper as it gets cooler at night.

We will walk 2.2km stopping every 100m for the survey.

Meeting point: The surveys all start 30 minutes before sunset meeting at Richmond Bridge in Bridge House Gardens beside Tide Tables Café. We need volunteers to be on time to receive the training. Tide Tables Café is under Richmond Bridge on the Surrey bank. The postcode is listed as TW9 1TH on the towpath but best to use What3Words for exact location: *Meeting point: https://what3words.com/spicy.stay.ruins *

We will finish upriver roughly two hours later and you can leave from there or power walk back to Richmond Bridge with the leaders.

We have space for 6 GoodGymers to register. Please sign up here and also contact the leader from Richmond GoodGym Ken MacKenzie on 07944698607 or email: kenmackenzieuk@gmail.com


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I will make my own way to the task
  • Unknown runner

Who's going

  • Kate Mesh
  • Sam
  • StephDucat
  • Mrs M Fong
  • Richmond runner
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Richmond runner
  • Ken MacKenzie

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Location
Tide Tables cafe
2 The Arches
Richmond
TW9 1TH
Date and time
19:25 - 21:35
Wednesday, 24th of April 2024
Who this task will support
Thames Landscape Strategy
Not for profit Sir David Attenborough endorsed community organisation preserving the rivers and areas along them
Walkable

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Tide Tables cafe
2 The Arches
Richmond
TW9 1TH

Running pace will be determined based on who is joining - don't worry if you fancy a slow and steady one!

We will meet at the Tide Tables outside space, which is beside Richmond Bridge on the same side as Gaucho (further down the towpath), the opposite side to the grassy slopes and the pubs. Look out for GG tops.


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GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • StephDucat

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