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Bats - Dusk and Dawn surveys

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Forest Green

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RH5 5PN

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Dusk and dawn bat surveys – how to do them.

A one day, one night course providing training in how to do dusk and dawn bat surveys.

This course will involve a post-dusk survey and a pre-dawn survey.

Camping is available on site.

Attendees will be provided with top tips on how to do surveys effectively and efficiently and guided round the sorts of mistakes all-too-commonly made. Content will include timings/seasons, scoping sites, deciding on kit required, staff numbers, positioning, considering examples of good and bad practice, considering limitations and ways to offset them, how best to record survey information and dozens of top tips for conducting vigils.

This course is intended for; Consultant Ecologists, Local Authority Ecologists, and anyone with an interest in working on the conservation of bats.

Tutor: Jonathan Bradley

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL ONLY RUN IN GOOD WEATHER. Please if possible keep the Tuesday and Thursday nights free, and we will confirm the date once we have a reliable short term forecast, giving people the option to re-schedule or receive a refund.

About the tutor

Jonathan Bradley has 30 years experience of ‘earthy’ topics. For fifteen years he has run his own ecological consultancy company in South East England, working with anything from wildflowers to barn owls but specialising in trees, bats and planning regulations. He regularly teaches other professionals and students and has worked with volunteer and conservation organisations as a project leader both in the UK and abroad.



Schedule

Day 1

  • 11am Arrival
  • 2pm lunch break
  • 2.30-5pm Afternoon session
  • 7.30-10:30pm Emergence survey

Day 2

  • 3.30am Dawn survey
  • 6:30am Course finishes

Those camping are more than welcome to return to their tents to have some more sleep!



What to bring

  • Pencil and paper
  • An outdoor chair to sit on, and plenty of warm clothing (this is an outdoor taught course)
  • Pack lunch (we will go to a pub round the corner if people wish to eat before the evening session).
  • If you wish to bring whichever bat detector you normally use that would be great, but it is not compulsory


Please inform us of any medical requirements/conditions we should be aware of prior to the course. Any problems on the day please call Jonathan Bradley (07785 180656).



Directions

If coming from the A25 by the Wotton Hatch pub, go about 2km and take what is actually the first left (if you ignore tracks and driveways) signposted ‘Broadmoor’ and ‘Henman Bunkhouse’.

If coming from Ockley/Forest Green or Abinger Common/Friday Street, keep going until you encounter a little grass triangle.

If from Abinger Common/Friday Street go left. If from Ockley/Forest Green go right/straight. After a few tens of metres take the right turning signposted ‘Broadmoor’ and ‘Henman Bunkhouse’

Postcode for Satnav: RH5 6JY

Google Directions click here



Accommodation

Camping is availbale on site, for which there is a donation of £5.

While we are unable to specifically recommend anywhere else (as even the best hotels can have bad years!); people on the GCN course often stay in Gatton Manor, which is the nearest hotel. It is large enough to cope with late and early arrivals, although do check you can get back into the building when you check in


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