31st August 2019
Join our Countryside Warden for an evening all about bats, as we welcome a member of the Gwynedd Bat Group to the Dingle Local Nature Reserve, here in Llangefni, to celebrate International Bat Night. Of the 16 species of bat found in the UK, previously 8 have been found at dusk at the Dingle, a favourite haunt of the Pipistrelle and the high flying Noctule. The rare Lesser Horsehoe Bat is a skilful flier, along with the Whiskered, Natterer’s and Long Eared Bat, can be found flying through the woodland or over the main lake, Llyn Pwmp. Starting with a short introduction, we will then head out in search of bats as they emerge after sunset in the Dingle. During the introduction we will be briefed on how to use bat detectors before heading out with one to detect the presence of bats. The talk starts just after sunset at 20.15pm. Children with adult supervision are welcome. Warm clothes are advised. A torch/head torch would be useful but not mandatory.
19th November 2019
Arguably there has never been more emphasis on the environment in the planning and land use system. This is a time of opportunity. Green infrastructure planning, biodiversity net gain, natural capital assets, ecosystem services assessment, nature recovery networks – these are just some of the strategic approaches designed to make space for nature but how can we ensure that they are used to best effect? How can ecologists and environmental management professionals influence their development and delivery to achieve the best outcomes for biodiversity at a range of spatial scales? This two-day Autumn Conference will explore these themes through a varied programme designed to explore the new approaches offered at a national, regional and local scale, identifying critical success factors and the role of our profession in successful implementation.