A Fang-Tastic Evening*

Next event: Friday 26th August, 7:30-10:30pm

It’s been a month already if you can believe it, which means Beer & Bats July is available to sign up for now!

Sign up!

We had a successful event last month, with 43 volunteers, and everyone was able to see/hear a bat! Remember that we have events going on monthly throughout the summer, so if you can’t make this one, you might be able to make the next!

*Disclaimer: despite the very pun-ny title, bats have a diet of insects in the UK and are no threat to humans, or livestock, or bear any relation to vampires whatsoever.

Upcoming Events

Friday 26th August
7:30 – 10:30pm

Friday 23rd September
7:30 – 10:30pm

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.