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Environmental factors affecting the siting and use of bat boxes

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Saltwells Nature Reserve, Saltwells Lane, Quarry Bank, Dudley, DY5 1AX

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A day looking at where best to site bat boxes, what environmental factors affect their success and how to install and check boxes. The day will begin with an indoor session led by Peter Burke, who is researching what makes a successful bat box across the region. After this there will be an outdoor session to check existing boxes for signs of use (under licence) and explore in more detail the grey areas of what makes a bat box attractive to bats.

Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is one of the UKs largest urban nature reserves. It consists of mature woodlands, wetlands and grasslands all nestled within the urban landscape of the Black Country in the heart of the West Midlands.

The class room element of the day is situated at the Saltwells Inn located on the edge of the reserve. Lunch and refreshments can be purchased from the pub, otherwise please bring a packed lunch which can be eaten on the reserve.

There are a maximum of 10 places available on this course.

Pease bring clothing and footwear suitable for exploring a nature reserve and possibly using a ladder.

For more information please contact Helen Edwards on Helen.C.Edwards@dudley.gov.uk

Members - free: Non-members £40

Closing date for booking is 18/4/17


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