Beer and Bats 2023

Come along to an exciting evening exploring the world of the fascinating bats you never knew lived on your doorstep. You will have a short talk on the bats of Cody Dock and how you can use detectors to identify what species you are hearing/seeing.

We will be completing the Bat Conservation Trust’s NBMP Sunset Survey together, and our bar will be open throughout!

Upcoming Events

Thursday 28 September
7:00 PM

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About Beer and Bats at Cody Dock

Have you ever wondered what comes out at Cody Dock at night?

After the sun sets and the humans have gone quiet, a small flying mammal comes out to play by the water… Bats!

Bats are a regular visitor to Cody Dock, as seen by the people that live and work here, and we’re keen to gather scientific data about which species live here, and how many there are.

pipistrelle bats
Photo: Bat Alley, Robin Clark - Wiki Commons

Our ‘Beer & Bats’ nights are a monthly evening event where volunteers can come to Cody Dock and use heterodyne bat detectors to locate and identify any bats which are zipping around. You also have the chance to have a drink at our cosy pop-up bar!

Mark serving at the bar
Our lovely volunteer Marc, who ran the bar for us

Find out more about the surveys and why we’re doing them on the National Bat Monitoring Programme page.