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Midlands Conference

Date of next event: Spring 2020 

This will be a one day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the Midlands or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

The Midlands Bat Conference 2018 was sponsored by: Wildlife Acoustics

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The 2018 programme included:

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust – Kit Stoner, BCT
  • Nottinghamshire Barbastelle Project – Matt Cook, Nottinghamshire Bat Group
  • Horseshoe Bats in Shropshire – Mike Worsfold, Shropshire Bat Group 
  • Bats in Churches Partnership Project – Barry Collins & Ian Nixon
  • Involving local people and land owners to locate bats in our area – Ben Devine and Nathalie Cossa, Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group (and Wildlife Trust)
  • Five minute bat group spotlight sessions will be scheduled between the main talks during the day
  • A Priorities Discussion Session for Bat Conservation in the Midlands, Chaired by Steve Parker, a Partner Bat Group Nominated Trustee for BCT


  • Introduction to Kaleidoscope Viewer
  • Introduction to QGIS for Bat Groups
  • Anabat Insight Introduction
  • Bat Identification Workshop
  • Making Displays & Activities Memorable
  • Introduction to Project Licensing

There was an exhibition area including stands from Wildlife Acoustics, Titley Scientific, Creature Candy, Elekon, Wildlife and Countryside Services, Wildcare, some of the Midlands Bat Groups, as well as BCT and the National Bat Helpline.


If you have any questions about the Midlands Bat Conference, or any other English regional conferences, please email Naomi Webster. 

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