Bat box building this year is on Sunday 6 March (Mothers' Day) at the Wildlife Park. If you would like to build a bat box and learn where to site it then please come along between 11am and 3.30pm. There will be a short talk on bats at 2pm. Wood, tools and knowhow will be supplied, and you will have the option to buy your bat box or to leave it with the Bat Group to put up in a suitable location. NB normal Wildlife Park admission charges apply.

Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult please – you'll enjoy it too! Have a look at the photos from previous events for inspiration.

The Bat Group participated in the Manx Wildlife Trust's Woodland Workshop in 2012 by holding a bat box making event. Here are some photos of the younger enthusiasts who were keen to get their hands on the hammers and power drills!