Watch bats and stars in the city with Exeter City Council

PUBLISHED: 17:23 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

Friday, August 8 - PEOPLE can enjoy flying bats and shooting stars in a city bat hunt and meteoric picnic on Saturday August 9.

PEOPLE can enjoy flying bats and shooting stars in a city bat hunt and meteoric picnic on Saturday August 9.

Young children and families can try out bat detectors to identify bats flying overhead at the free event at dusk in Duryard Valley Park, Exeter.

As it gets dark everyone can sit back and witness the famous Perseid meteor shower which is visible at this time every year.

Exeter City Council's countryside rangers will be leading the event and helping people see the best of the night's sights.

Warm clothes and a picnic blanket or reclining patio chairs are recommended. A torch may be useful as the light fades.

Meet on Saturday August 9 at 8.15pm at Duryard picnic site car park (limited spaces), Pennsylvania Road, 100m uphill on left past Stoke Valley Road.

Take P bus to top of Stoke Valley Road - check with bus service. For more information contact Exeter City Council's countryside service on (01392) 265890/265563 or visit the council's website at www.exeter.gov.uk

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