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.
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