BatFest launches on International Bat Night and runs throughout September with a range of events and activities exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable animals.
Due to the coronavirus, most events will be online and there is something for everyone: from those who don't know their bats from their birds to bat workers will 20+ years experience and from families who want to learn more about the bats they've noticed in their garden to to researchers and ecological consultants.
BatFest Launch - 6pm Saturday 29 August
- A live online event exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable creatures
Virtual bat walk - Sunday 30 August
Bats and the Arts - Monday 31 August (Bank holiday)
- An afternoon using the arts a lens to explore the world of bats includes a talk by Paul Colley - British Wildlife Photographer of the Year
National Bat Conference - Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September
- 2 days of talks, workshops, panel discussions and networking online
Consultant's Forum - 10am Thursday 10 September
Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Conference - Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September
Global Bat Conservation Showcase - Wednesday 23 September
- An online showcase of bats and conservation projects from across the world
Bat Science Stage - Wednesday 30 September
- Hosted by BCT, the event will offer lightning talks on different aspects of bat science as well as opportunities for networking
Spotlight - postponed until October, details to follow
- We shine a Spotlight on the diverse people involved with bats, both professionally and as a volunteer. Join us for our live Q&As to find out more about their bat work.
Book a BatFest Multi-ticket and attend all BCT's events on one package!