Friends of Avinença 11th July 2014: Learning about Bats and taking a census of them

When: 11 Jul 2014 14:00
Location: El Pinoso, to the West of Alicante
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As the weather in July is likely to be quite hot during the day, our July Field trip will not start until 14:30 and will be an afternoon and evening trip


Our Field Trip will be on Friday 11th July to meet with members of a long established environmental conservation group SECEMU.
In particular we are going to El Pinoso to find out about Bats.


However Pinoso is a town that is situated on top of a giant salt deposit which has been mined for years and still has an active salt mine.


We have been invited to visit the mine with an expert guide to find out about the past history and current activities that have kept the locality involved in the production of this vital commodity.


We will be visiting the mine before going on to take part in the Bat activity.


We will then learn some of the ways in which the local environmentalists are involved in the protection of habitats and conservation of species in the area, particularly in the mountains.


We have as our guide, Toni Castello, an English speaking Bat specialist, from SECEMU. Toni will talk to us about bats and then we will be able to have our very late lunches at the Town Hall. We will also find out how the different species of bat can be identified from their high frequency calls by the use of microphones tuned to those signals.


After we have eaten, we will go out and take part in the bat census. At the end of the census we will meet with the other groups involved to compare the results of the evenings activities.


We plan to finish the activity at about 22:30 and board the coach for our return journey.




For a change our pick up points will be:

  • 14:00 Viva España  (Oliva)
  • 14:25 Gata
  • 14:40 Teulada



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