Bats & Astronomy August  -  2018

We sail along the darkening River Ouse to Hemingford Lock where Daubenton’s Bats flit around hunting insects over the river surface before our very eyes ..If we are lucky we sometime get families hunting together.  But first we assess the the fly count up the chub stream hovering in their myriads over the river, and then sail back to the lock to await their arrival.

Dates  are  all on Fridays….   Book Tickets by phone  07906 257308

                                                          £13  per passenger

 Bat 1, -27th Jul,   Bat 2, -Aug 3rd,   Bat 3, -Aug 10th,                                           Bat 4, -Aug 17th,  Bat 5, -24th Aug,   Bat 6, -31st Aug

 Bats A4 2018 The  ISS will be visible on some nights providing they are clear.

  Fri Aug 3, 9:53 PM

5 min


12° above W

14° above SSE

ie this Friday………

Chat about the conjunction of Mars with earth and its closest encounter for 15 years last Tues evening.    Jupiter and Saturn will be visible on clear nights.

Cautionary note   Bats, particularly Daubentons seem to hate strong winds and rain, it disturbs  their flight paths and the water surface which they like to fly close to for feeding on insects while taking advantage of extra ground effect lift.                                                                                           So in disturbed weather it is often best if we postpone to a more gentle evening….


…..Last year we donated



Bird Trips in the electric boat Meander 2018

Complete for 2018


Bugs Flora and Insects trips with Marney Hall

in the electric boat Whisper

Next one  -  Sunday 15th July

Prices 2018 are  £13 per person

12 passengers per boat Max

2 pm start from the quay St Ives,

4pm return to the Quay St Ives

Adjourning to The Swan  and Angel in The Market Place where we can each buy a cup of tea etc. and chat about the Trip…



Last years 30TH Apr 2016 Birds sighted as listed below…  Whoops + Green Woodpecker and later in the day 2 separate Oyster Catchers



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