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East of England Conference

Date of next event: 17 March 2018

Location of next event: Ely College, Ely, Cambridgeshire

This will be a one day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the East of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire.

Sponsored by: TBC

The programme for the 2016 event included:

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust Carol Williams, Director of Conservation, BCT
  • Long-term Monitoring of Bat Boxes in Thetford Forest Park - Alison Collins, Suffolk Bat Group
  • Bedfordshire Bat Map - Bob Cornes & Jude Hirstwood, Bedfordshire Bat Group
  • Barbastelles in Norfolk - Jane Harris & Ash Murray, Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group
  • Bats in Churches - Charlotte Packman, Wild Frontier Ecology
  • Priorities for Bat Conservation in the East of England - Discussion session chaired by Bob Cornes, BCT Trustee
  • Five minute bat group spotlight sessions will be scheduled between the main talks during the day

Delegates were also able to choose a 90 minute workshop from: Surveying Buildings for Bats, Introduction to Anabat Walkabout & Analook Insight, Science of Echolocation, Learn about the new Wildlife Acoustics SM4BAT and Echo Meter Touch, Introduction to Sound Analysis and Introduction to class licensing.

There was a Titley Scientific stand along with an NHBS sales stand, Wildlife Acoustics, some of the East of England bat groups, BCT and the National Bat Helpline.

If you have any questions about the East of England Bat Conference, or any other English regional conferences, please contact Naomi Webster by emailing


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