Warwick Bat Walk for International Bat Night

24th August 2019

Come for a walk at dusk in central Warwick to look and listen for bats. We’ll start at 8:15pm under the tower at St Mary’s and walk through the churchyard and Priory Park. The walk will be led by a representative of the Warwickshire Bat Group who will give a short introductory talk about bats. Tickets £7.50 can be purchased in St Mary’s shop (numbers limited, booking essential). Proceeds will go to bat conservation and St Mary’s church fund.

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Family bat walk and talk

4th September 2019

Discover and learn about our native bat species and have a go at being a bat detector! The Twycross Zoo Bat walk and talk will offer attenders the chance to learn about our native bat species, have a go at being a bat detector and learning how to find bats. We will have a range of bat detectors available for use on the evening, and local experts to guide visitors through how to use them. We hope to use these to not only hear the bats feeding calls but to be able to identify which species of bats we have feeding at our Wetland Nature Reserve on site at Twycross Zoo. You will get the chance to hopefully see and hear the bats* and learn about these amazing native species with a talk from our Learning and Discovery team prior to the walk. Local bat expert Jools Partridge will be joining us to help us locate the bats and share his knowledge about the lives of bat and the threat to these species here in the UK. Refreshments included in entry price. £5.50 non members £3.50 for members *As bats are wild animals we cannot guarantee that they will be out on the evening of the bat walk and talk. Book online (follow the link below) or contact 01827883140, bookings@twycrosszoo.org

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QGIS for bat groups

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.

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Bearing Witness for Wildlife

13th November 2019

This one day course is for anyone wanting to improve their skills in recognising and reporting wildlife crime or when acting as a witness. This course is part of the Bearing Witness for Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Crime Project. The project recognises that wildlife crime is currently not always recorded, investigated or prosecuted effectively and this training course will help us to start addressing this need. Course content includes: - Recognising wildlife crime - Reporting wildlife crime - Assisting police investigations - Acting as a witness of fact and an expert witness – what to expect during police investigations and in court - Conservation impact statements - Wildlife crime sentencing and Proceeds of Crime Act.

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