Monday 22nd August – Avon Valley Bat Blitz
Date: Monday 22nd August (initial session – see below for further details)
Location: Avon Mill Garden Centre, Loddiswell (www.avonmill.com/find-us/)
Time: 3.30-6pm (arrive between these times to pick up equipment, you will then deploy equipment into the countryside the same evening)
All welcome. No experience required. Booking preferable but not essential.
To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01392 279244.
Volunteers are needed to join our ‘Bat Blitz’ research surveys, where multiple detectors are placed in close proximity to the bat roost. Using static recorders you will help us collect data which will then be analysed to see what the greater horseshoe bats are up to.
At this session you will be given equipment to put out in specified locations in the surrounding countryside straight afterwards. You will then need to collect the detector anytime on Monday 29th August and return to us in the garden centre car park between 8-10am Tuesday 30th August.
The research surveys are organised in partnership with University of Exeter. At the end of the recording season, the data will be analysed and the results reported back to you by the end of the year.