Bat Ecology and Survey Workshop

Common pipistrelle bat

Common pipistrelle bat © Tom Marshall

Bat Ecology and Survey Workshop

Location: Bayfordbury Field Centre, Lower Hatfield Road, Bayfordbury, Hertfordshire, SG13 8LD
An in-depth course aimed at learning about bat ID, behaviour, ecology and conservation...

Event details


1pm - 9pm
A static map of 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.

Essential Information

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.



£65 per person

Additional booking information

Suitable 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.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Parking information

Free parking at venue


Accessible toilet