Go batty at Ardress House nature event tonight

Ardress House.

Ardress House.

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Ever wondered if the myths are really true? Are bats really blind? Will they get stuck in your hair? Do they drink blood? And why on earth do they sleep upside down?

Find out the answers to all of these questions and more at Go Batty at Ardress House tonight (Friday) from 7.30pm.

With the help of a bat specialist, discover more about the lives of these little creatures. Venture out into the grounds of Ardress House, Annaghmore as the sunlight begins to fade and watch the bats emerge from their roosts in the buildings. The whole family, especially the children will find tracking down the real live bats thrilling, using bat detecting equipment to identify the different species seen swooping around in the twilight.

Many of the eight species found in Northern Ireland have been recorded living in the buildings and surrounding parkland at Ardress House. With species such as the surprisingly small pipistrelle to the unusual brown long eared bat in residence, it is sure to be a fun evening.

Normal Admission, members free. Gift Aid admission; Adult: £5, Child: £2.50 and Family: £12.50