BatFest launched on International Bat Night and ran throughout September with a range of events and activities exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable animals.
Due to the coronavirus, events were held online and there was 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 - Saturday 29 August 2020
- A live online event exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable creatures
Virtual bat walk - Sunday 30 August 2020
Bats and the Arts - Monday 31 August 2020
- 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 2020
- 2 days of talks, workshops, panel discussions and networking online
Consultant's Forum - 10am Thursday 10 September 2020
Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Conference - Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September 2020
Global Bat Conservation Showcase - Wednesday 23 September 2020
- An online showcase of bats and conservation projects from across the world
Introduction to Bat Care Evening - Tuesday 29 September 2020
- 2 hour evening session providing an introduction to bat care with tips and advice from expert bat carers.
Bat Science Stage - Wednesday 30 September 2020
- Hosted by BCT, the event will offer lightning talks on different aspects of bat science as well as opportunities for networking