Bat Beacons

Visit one of our Bat Beacons to find out more about greater horseshoe bats and what you can do to help.

Bat Beacons are a place to visit and find out more about the project -more details below about our first information hub at Berry Head.

Breaking news! Our new Bat Beacon at The Donkey Sanctuary has now opened with wonderful displays and a fantastic touch screen where you can see what it is like to be Betty the greater horseshoe bat in a series of games for all ages! Photos to be posted soon…..

Where to visit

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We’ve created an ‘information hub’ at Berry Head NNR where you can come and find out loads more about greater horseshoe bats. Our first Bat Beacon at Berry Head contains display boards, roost web cam footage, craft activities as well as details of self-guided trails that start and finish at the Beacon. We need volunteers to help man the Beacon, with potential to advise visitors, give talks and lead bat walks and other events. Local groups will be welcome to use the Beacon and it will become a focus for local projects about the bats.

Last year we welcomed Harvey the Alpaca at the Bat Beacon – decorated by the children of Brixham CofE Primary who also created our amazing bat mural. He’s gone home to the school now!

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If you live near Berry Head and can spare some time to help us man the bat beacon do get in touch.  More Beacons will follow over the next 5 years as the project progresses……

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Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project