Bat Ecology and Survey Workshop
About the event
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are delighted to be working with Herts and Middlesex Bat Group to offer this introductory afternoon and evening course designed for those new to bat work.
Attendees will be given a comprehensive foundation in bat biology, identification, behaviour, ecology and conservation (including the legislation linked to planning and development). They will also be introduced to basic field survey methodologies using bat detectors.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to see (but not handle) some live bats up close, in order to examine the ID features used to separate species in the hand. The course will finish with a bat survey covering a number of habitats at a site known to support nine species of bat. All equipment will be provided and a Bat ID FSC chart will be included in the course cost.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to undertake surveys for the National Bat Monitoring Programme, with a good foundation for developing skills for more extensive activity surveys and emergence surveys.
Suitable for beginners - no prior knowledge required.
This workshop is suitable for adults only. Max capacity is 15 and social distancing will be observed in the classroom, which is well ventilated.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. There is no cafeteria at Bayfordbury, but there is a small kitchen with fridge and microwave facilities (cutlery and crockery) so attendees can heat up something they bring or store it in the fridge as needed and a vending machine for snacks and soft drinks.
Proceeds from this event will be split between the Trust and Herts and Middlesex Bat Group.
Price£65 per person
Additional booking informationSuitable for adults only.
Refunds given up to 14 days in advance of the event - after this time, regrettably we cannot offer refunds
Part proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.