26th October 2019
QGIS is a freely available Geographic Information System (GIS) software package that can prove invaluable for bat groups and particularly Bat Group Recorders. This one-day hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to what the software can offer and how to use it, enabling bat groups to more effectively identify what they know and where they need to go to get more data.
21st November 2019
This awareness course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for buildings and their renovation/development/maintenance, and those who carry out such work, including builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers. This course will ensure that participants are aware of their responsibilities with regard to bats and are able to recognise the basic signs of potential roosts.
11th March 2020
This one-day course is designed for those with bat survey experience who would like to add thermal imaging techniques to aid them in their bat survey work. This is a classroom-based course with an optional practical element and is delivered in line with the Thermal Imaging: Bat Survey Guidelines. Course content includes: - Introduction to thermal imaging - Discussion of the forthcoming “Thermal Imaging Bat Survey Guidelines” - Equipment selection - Survey applications - Survey planning - Survey operations There will also be an optional thermal aided bat survey practical evening after the course for those who are able to attend. Tutor: Dr Kayleigh Fawcett-Williams, KFW Scientific and Creative