Scoping surveys for Arborists

25th April 2019

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 This Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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Secondary Roost Surveys for Arborists

26th April 2019

This follow-on course teaches participants how to undertake a secondary roost survey including use of an endoscope. You will explore in more depth the practical skills needed in the field, the methods that can be used to rule out the potential of features as suitable bat roosts, learn the appropriate use of endoscopes and be given guidance on what can and cannot be done without a bat licence.

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Bat walk at Ruislip woods

27th April 2019

This event is open to the public and costs £2 for adults and £1 for children - paid on the night. Sorry no dogs on this walk. The meeting point is outside the Woodland Centre by the beach at Ruislip Lido at 8:15pm and we will finish around 10pm. (Ruislip Lido car park closes at 8pm so please make alternative parking arrangements). Bring a torch and a bat detector if you have one. Check twitter for updates: @RuislipWoods in case it has rained beforehand.

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Bat walk at Stanmore Common Local Nature Reserve

2nd May 2019

This event is open to the public and it's £5/person at the gate. Bring torches and bat detectors if you have them. The meeting point is Warren Lane Car Park at OS Grid Reference TQ15972 93545

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Using bat detectors

9th May 2019

This one day course offers an introduction to the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys with an optional bat walk in the evening.

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Bat Ecology and Conservation - Fully booked

10th May 2019

This one-day course is designed for those new to bat work. You will be given a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation.

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Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium

21st May 2019

Through the Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019, BCT and their partners will bring together experts from academia, the lighting industry and conservation to share their learning and experiences of best practice in terms of lighting and its impact on bats. We are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Gaston, Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation at University of Exeter. Contributors will be from across professions involved in lighting and bats, including: - Bristol University - Southampton University - Arup - Exeter University - Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) - Clarkson & Woods ecological consultancy - Sussex University - Brentwood Lighting Design

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Bat and moth event at Fryent Country Park

1st August 2019

2 events in 1. Bat walk and moth trapping at Fryent County Park. All moths released afterwards! This event is open to the public and it's free (although donations welcome). Please bring a torch and a bat detector if you have one. Meeting point at the Car Park at OS Grid Reference TQ19550 87698.

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Bat event at Bentley Old Vicarage Nature Reserve

12th August 2019

This event is open to the public and it's free (although donations welcome). Please bring a torch and a bat detector if you have one. The meeting point is the car park at OS Grid Reference TQ15341 91736.

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Night safari - A search for spiders, moths and bats.

22nd August 2019

Night safari in Aberford park, Borehamwood. A search for spiders, moths and bats. Please bring a torch and a bat detector if you have one. Meet in the Car Park of Aberford Park Community Centre off Brook Road WD6 1PF (TQ19278 97319).

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Going Batty at Grimsdyke and Gilbert's Orchard

28th August 2019

Going Batty at Grimsdyke and Gilbert's Orchard. An evening walk for our flying furry friends. Bring torches and bat detectors if you have them. Meet in the Hotel Car Park HA3 3SH TQ14197 92883. £5 charge per person at the gate.

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Bat walk at Harrow Weald Common

1st October 2019

Bat walk. Meet in Old Redding Car Park TQ14339 92588

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Scoping surveys for Arborists

7th October 2019

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 This Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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Secondary Roost Surveys for Arborists

8th October 2019

This follow-on course teaches participants how to undertake a secondary roost survey including use of an endoscope. You will explore in more depth the practical skills needed in the field, the methods that can be used to rule out the potential of features as suitable bat roosts, learn the appropriate use of endoscopes and be given guidance on what can and cannot be done without a bat licence.

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Bats for Building Professionals

21st November 2019

This awareness course is for anyone who is responsible for buildings and their renovation, development, maintenance or design, including builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers. It is approved by CITB and eligible for a Tier 1 grant. The course is also suitable as RIBA CPD. 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. Course content includes: - Bat biology and ecology - Bats in buildings: where, when, which bats, evidence of bats - Taking account of bats - Best practice and case studies

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