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Events and training

Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event for you in the listing below. Year round the Bat Conservation Trust, local bat groups as well as conservation and community organisations arrange bat events across the UK  from training courses  to bat walks for families. 

Highlights in 2014:

International Bat Night a nationwide celebration of bats coordinated by BCT over the last weekend of August

National Bat Conference the biggest event in the bat calendar

East of England, Midlands and South East England Bat Conferences for bat enthusiuasts living or working in those regions

In Wales there is the Bat Workers Day and in Scotland the Spring into Action event.

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Surveying for bats

    An ideal follow-up to Bat Ecology and Conservation, it will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, and learn practical survey skills and field sign identification.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 30/07/2014 10:00
    End: 31/07/2014 10:00

  2. Sheepdrove Bat Walk and BBQ

    A delicious organic BBQ followed by a guided walk around our woods, lake and fields with bat experts and their detectors. Discover an exciting twilight world at Sheepdrove; home to lots of native British bats. A great evening for all the family.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 30/07/2014 19:00
    End: 30/07/2014 10:30

  3. Bats & Moths at Corra Castle - Wildlife Watching Experience

    Visit Corra Castle and explore the spectacular setting of the Falls of Clyde Reserve looking for bugs, beasties and bats down by the river. Led by the Falls of Clyde Rangers and local moth experts includes guided walk with bat detectors and moth trapping. Refreshments provided.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 02/08/2014 20:30
    End: 02/08/2014 22:30

  4. Interpreting Your Bat Surveys

    A follow up to Surveying for Bats, this course is essential for those wishing to gain an understanding of current legislation, planning policy and licensing, and how it impacts on professional survey work.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 04/08/2014 09:30
    End: 05/08/2014 16:30

  5. Interpreting Your Bat Surveys

    A follow up to Surveying for Bats, this course is essential for those wishing to gain an understanding of current legislation, planning policy and licensing, and how it impacts on professional survey work.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 04/08/2014 09:30
    End: 05/08/2014 16:30

  6. Discover the Denbigh bats

    A 3 mile walk around the walls, castle and ancient woodlands, searching for bats and learning about the history of the town. Bat detectors provided, but please bring your own if you have one and a torch.

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 07/08/2014 20:30
    End: 07/08/2014 22:30

  7. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Merthyr Tydfil

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 11/08/2014 19:00
    End: 11/08/2014 22:30

  8. Bat Night and BBQ

    Join National Trust rangers for a BBQ and a talk about bats. The evening ends with a short walk to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. Bring your own food, BBQs provided. Bat capes optional.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 13/08/2014 19:00
    End: 13/08/2014 21:30

  9. Bat Walk

    Meet the Ranger and bat expert for a talk and walk to find out what bats we have in Coronation Park, Ormskirk! We will be using bat detectors to listen to the bats!

    England - North West

    When?
    Start: 14/08/2014 20:30
    End: 14/08/2014 22:00

  10. Bats & badgers dusk walk

    Spot nocturnal wildlife and find out why “they only come out at night”!

    Suitable for families.
    Easy walking on paths and lawns.
    Bring midge repellent/net, torch, stout footwear and warm clothing.

    Limited spaces, booking essential, please tel 0844 493 2154 (option 1).

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 14/08/2014 20:30
    End: 14/08/2014 22:00

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