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February 2018

February 2018

After a few months of data entry, call analysis and image analysis the database containing all the bat call records collected by the project is complete and has been sent to the statistician, so that he can carry out the necessary analysis.

Hopefully by mid March we will have some results to share wiSwanton Novers NNRth you that will give us answers to the following questions: 

How does bat activity in woodlands differ between the understory and the canopy?

Is bat activity in woodlands affected by understory structure and/or understorey type (evergreen versus deciduous)?

How does bat activity vary over the coppicing cycle?

How does bat activity differ between the major forest stand types at Swanton Novers NNR (high forest, abandoned/stored coppice and active coppice)?


Here bat activity refers specifically to the presence and/or duration of ultrasonic bat calls recorded using a bat detector, which is used here as a proxy for abundance and as an indicator of habitat suitability for bats.

During February, the project team also gave talks to 3 youth groups, the 1st Mattishal & District Beavers, the 4th North Walsham Brownies and the 4th North Walsham girl guides. The talks were all well received with plenty of questions asked during the talks and after. Our thanks to the beavers, brownies and girl guides for welcoming us and allowing us to talk about bats and about the project. 

1st Mattishal & District Beavers


 4th North Walsham Brownies

4th North Walsham girl guides


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