Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event to interest you in the listings 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.
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You will soon be able to add your events on our website yourself but for the time being please do email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your event: name of event, date, time and location, who is it aimed for, is it a paid event (if so how much per person), do people need to book (and where), contact details for the organiser for people who have question, website of the event if there is one.
1st June 2021
“Superb training, with really illuminating illustrations and everything explained in a clear and accessible way.” - Philip Briggs, Monitoring Manager, Bat Conservation Trust
30th October 2021
An online quiz testing your knowledge of bats and bat-related trivia!
2nd November 2021
Online training course developed and delivered by Maggie Brown (West Yorkshire Bat Hospital). This 6 session course will provide an introduction to bat care for anyone interested in bat rehabilitation.
10th November 2021
In September each year BCT convenes a Consultant’s Forum where consultants gather to hear about BCT’s work and discuss current issues. This year the Consultant's Forum is being held online. Free - optional donation to support BCT's vital work to conserve bats
16th November 2021
For experienced bat carers as well as those just starting out
13th January 2022
Online course over 2 afternoons (13 & 17 Jan 2022) with a practical task to complete in between. Bat awareness is important for anyone working or volunteering on heritage buildings. Based on guidance prepared by Historic England, Natural England, English Heritage, the National Trust and the Bat Conservation Trust. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:- - Identify, by visual inspection, any features in buildings that could be a potential bat roost site - Summarise the life cycle of bats in the UK and describe the best time for carrying out works in relation to the bat calendar - Exercise judgement about when to contact appropriate specialists for assistance at a suitable stage in the building inspection/work process - Recognise the consequences of acting without due consideration when carrying out works on buildings, which results in bat or roost destruction or disturbance.
4th April 2022
Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes
3rd August 2022
Over three days and two nights, attendees will be given theoretical and practical experiences of acoustic lures, harp traps, mist nets and radio tracking. The course will investigate the application of these techniques in line with the BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines.
30th August 2022
Over three days and two nights, attendees will be given theoretical and practical experiences of acoustic lures, harp traps, mist nets and radio tracking. The course will investigate the application of these techniques in line with the BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines. The course is suitable for experienced bat surveyors wishing to gain practical experience towards obtaining advanced bat survey licences. Data collected from the course will feed into current research taking place in the area. The field sites are in Dorset and 13 species of bats have been caught in the area.