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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 for 2016:

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar!

There are a range of training courses aimed at both professionals and volunteers.

Regional conferences are taking place in the Midlands, East and South East of England this year.

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

The Scotland Bat Conference will take place in November.

BCT holds an international symposium every year that focusses on particular aspects relating to wildlife conservation in the professional sector. Watch this space for news of the 2016 topic.

Discover batty things happening near you!

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Wild Bats of Woodberry

    Woodberry Wetlands is the perfect habitat for bats and you're bound find plentiful numbers these wonderful nocturnal creatures during this behind the scenes experience at the reserve when it is closed to the general public after dark.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 01/07/2016 20:30
    End: 01/07/2016 22:30

  2. Mitigation

    This one day course, developed and delivered by Dr Sandie Sowler, is intended for those who require an in-depth look at bat mitigation strategies that both have and haven’t worked.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 06/07/2016 09:30
    End: 06/07/2016 16:30

  3. Bat Walk at Hadleigh Country Park

    Come and join us on a family-friendly (5yrs +) bat walk. We’ll take a tour around the park listening out for these elusive creatures with bat detectors. Make sure you wear warm clothes, sturdy boots and bring a torch; bat detectors will be supplied. Dogs also welcome but must be kept on a lead. Please meet in the car park at the given start time.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 16/07/2016 21:00
    End: 16/07/2016 22:30

  4. Wild Bats of Woodberry

    Woodberry Wetlands is the perfect habitat for bats and you're bound find plentiful numbers these wonderful nocturnal creatures during this behind the scenes experience at the reserve when it is closed to the general public after dark.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 29/07/2016 20:00
    End: 29/07/2016 22:00

  5. Bat Survey of High Woods Country Park

    Help with survey of the wider area of High woods Country Park (Brinkley Grove coppice area)

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 02/08/2016 20:30
    End: 02/08/2016 14:00

  6. Bat weekend - Culzean, SCOTLAND

    A weekend of bat monitoring and training. Learn about different roosts and bat species. Take part in surveys and meet new people .

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2016 09:00
    End: 07/08/2016 18:00

  7. Bat Walk at Hadleigh Country Park

    Come and join us on a family-friendly (5yrs +) bat walk. We’ll take a tour around the park listening out for these elusive creatures with bat detectors. Make sure you wear warm clothes, sturdy boots and bring a torch; bat detectors will be supplied. Dogs also welcome but must be kept on a lead. Please meet in the car park at the given start time.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2016 20:30
    End: 06/08/2016 22:00

  8. Bat Survey of Cymbeline Meadows

    Help with survey of Cymbeline Meadows (yard and barns area)

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 16/08/2016 20:00
    End: 16/08/2016 14:00

  9. Bat Walk Evening

    Search for bats and other nocturnal creatures, using bat detectors, on a guided walk around our woodlands and the Butterfly House.
    Light buffet and hot and cold drinks from 7:30-8:00pm.
    Bat crafts available for children from 7:30-8:00pm.
    Tour starts at 8:00pm.
    If the weather is poor, there will be a tour in the Butterfly House only.

    England - East Midlands

    When?
    Start: 20/08/2016 19:30
    End: 20/08/2016 21:00

  10. High Woods Country Park Bat Evening

    Meet the ranger and join the led walk around High Woods Country Park identifying different bats using bat detectors.
    Usually exceptional sighting of bats are gained over the lake.
    Please bring a torch. Public family event.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 20/08/2016 19:45
    End: 20/08/2016 21:45

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