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GENERAL

Year 2 Annual Newsletter

 

BAT TRAILS

Download these self-guided walks around the greater horseshoe bat project areas to see for yourselves the habitats bats need to live and hunt around Devon.

Bat trail-1-Berry Head

Bat trail-2-Bovey Tracey

Bat trail-3-Branscombe

Bat trail-4-Braunton (1)

Bat trail-5-Braunton (2)

Bat trail-6-Buckfastleigh

Bat trail-7-Chudleigh (1)

Bat trail-8-Chudleigh (2)

Bat trail-9-Dartmouth

Bat trail-10-Donkey Sanctuary

Bat trail-11-Tamar (1)

Bat trail-12-Tamar (2)

BATWORKS GRANT

Community groups (including schools) and landowners can apply for up to £2000 to kick-start their own greater horseshoe bat activities.

Landowners Batworks Grant – details of our Batworks grant scheme

Batworks for Communities– details of our Batworks grant scheme

BAT FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARD

Bat Friendly Community Award – how your community can work towards being a bat-friendly place to live.

Community Award Record of Activities –  record your community activities on these forms

BAT BUDDY SCHOOL AWARD

Bat Buddy School Award– engaging children in all areas of the curriculum, our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards give you access to a wealth of batty resources.

Bat Buddy School Record of Activities – record your school activities on these forms

Websites and Resources – your one stop shop for fantastic websites, resources, videos and ideas for your project

Bat Facts – loads of facts about bats in general, and the greater horseshoe bat

School assembly primary pdf – contact bats@devonwildlifetrust.org for a powerpoint version

Wildflower meadow school session pdf –  contact bats@devonwildlifetrust.org for a powerpoint version

Bug hotels and bat boxes school session pdf  – contact bats@devonwildlifetrust.org for a powerpoint version

Bat Detectors school session pdf –  contact bats@devonwildlifetrust.org for a powerpoint version

Bat Project Poster – best printed A3 in colour

Bat Food Chain Poster – best printed A3 in colour

 

MANAGEMENT GUIDES FOR LANDOWNERS

A series of useful guides with lots of management information to ensure good habitat management for greater horseshoe bats.

Greater Horseshoe Bats

Woodlands for Greater Horseshoe Bats

Farm Buildings and Roosts for Greater Horseshoe Bats

Rivers, Streams and Ponds for Greater Horseshoe Bats

Hedge Management for Greater Horseshoe Bats

Orchards for Greater Horseshoe Bats

Species Rich Grassland Management and Creation

Parasite Management in Livestock and Greater Horseshoe Bats

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer registration pack – Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project– more details on volunteering with the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, and to register your interest.

Volunteer hours recording sheet – please complete if you have done any volunteering for us

AQA ACCREDITATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

AQA accreditation scheme information 2017 – read how your volunteering can lead to recognition of your efforts.

DEVON BAT SURVEY

This information should be included in your survey equipment box, but can be downloaded and printed if required;

Instructions for borrowers 2018 – how to set up your bat detector

Survey Recording Sheet – record your survey details on this form

FAQ & Troubleshooting guide 2018 answers to some frequently asked questions

2018 Risk Assessment for volunteers – risk assessment for use by all borrowers

Information for Monitoring Centres 2018 – information for the Monitoring Centres to help with the smooth running of the survey

Monitoring Centre details 2018 – details of each centre where you can borrow the bat detector

BAT FRIENDLY GARDENING

Stars of the Night Sky – Greater Horseshoe Bat Booklet – find out how you can look after greater horseshoes and other bats in your own garden.

Encouraging Bats – a Bat Conservation Trust guide on which plants to choose, bat boxes, and how to tell common species apart.

Bat box specification – make your own bat box with this handy guide

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project