South East of England Bat Conference
"I had an amazing time today" Conference Delegate 2022
The South East of England Bat Conference is an opportunity for volunteer and professional bat workers in the South East to spend time together updating their knowledge, sharing best practice, developing their skills and catching up on the latest 'bat chat'. The day will include a mixture of short and long talks on projects or sharing new knowledge and a choice of practical workshops. There will also be latest news from bat groups shared in the event app, and plenty of time for catching up with batty friends or making some new batty acquaintances.
This one-day event is open to everyone, with the programme being created from input from the South East of England and the Channel Islands. The area covered is: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and the Channel Islands.
The next South East Regional Conference will be in March 2025.
The previous conference was held in November 2022 in Crawley and via zoom.
The programme included 30 minute talks on the Sussex Bat Appeal and the rewilding work at the Knepp Estate, accompanied by shorter talks on Bechstein's in Chiddingfold Forest, the West Berks Living Landscape, bats at RHS Wisley, and updated from BCT.
There were a variety of workshops, with something to suit all experience levels, such as gardening for bats and wildlife, bat detectors, sound analysis, bat care, mist and harp trapping techniques, infra-red video, and tagging and tracking planning.
If you'd like to see the full programme click here.
In-person tickets for members of BCT or a partner bat group were £40, non-members were £45.
Virtual tickets for members of BCT or a partner bat group were £25, non-members were £30.
We are grateful to Wildlife Acoustics for sponsoring the event and glad to welcome the following exhibitors to the event:
Interested in co-sponsoring or being part of the virtual exhibition? Email email@example.com to discuss the opportunities.