Bats in Churches Study Workshop

29th June 2019

This summer is the start of a brand new citizen science project. The Bats in Churches Study is a suite of two citizen science surveys organised by the Bats in Churches partnership. This workshop will provide you with all of the information you need to take part! We'll explore what we know so far about how bats use churches, the issues surrounding bats in these historic buildings and importantly try out the survey methodology. By the end of the morning you'll be able to undertake the survey with confidence. This workshop is designed for all knowledge levels, whether you're new to the wonderful world of bat surveys or whether you've been doing it for years. Refreshments will be provided.

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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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Surveying trees for bats

15th October 2019

This one day course builds on participants' existing knowledge and provides an understanding of trees and the techniques needed to survey them for bats effectively. The course combines theoretical classroom sessions with a practical exercise outside. Course content includes: - Legislation regarding trees and bat roosts - Use of trees by bats - Survey methodologies - H&S requirements for safe tree surveys - How to recognise signs of bat usage in trees - Evaluate potential tree roosts - An initial tree survey for bat roosts and use of appropriate survey equipment Prior knowledge: Please note that this is not a basic level course. It is assumed that participants will have attended Bat Ecology and Conservation, Surveying for Bats and Interpreting Your Bat Surveys, or have the equivalent skills and knowledge. Professional Training Standards met by course: Foundation Knowledge 1.5, Legislation, Licensing & Planning: 2.2 & 2.4, Preparation & Planning of Surveys 3.1-3.2, Survey Techniques & Equipment 4.3, Mitigating for Developmental Impacts 7.1-7.2

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