An Introduction to a Bat's Natural History

27/04/2013 14:00
27/04/2013 22:00


Stockyard Education Centre, Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, London, Middlesex TW12 2EJ


27th April 2013, 2pm-6.30pm followed by a bat walk finishing 10pm


£35.00 per person

Event Description

This course is a beginner’s guide to bats. During the day we shall look into their evolution, environmental requirements, importance, threats to their existence and conservation methods. We shall cover the use of bat detectors and use them in the evening to identify some of the bats in Bushy Park.

This introductory day and evening course will cover the biology of bats and their environmental requirements in general, but particularly the 17 species of British bats. The course involves a two hour night bat walk.

The course will include their evolution, classification and nomenclature and a brief introduction of their identification in the hand, with the opportunity to see some live specimens. We shall also cover bat detectors and the identification of a few species from their echo-location calls. It will provide a foundation for anyone wanting to satisfy an interest, or to become more involved in bat conservation. The evening session will feature a walk in Bushy Park, using bat detectors to find and identify some of the bats in flight.

Roger has been involved in bat conservation work for many years in Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex and London. Specialising in educational events about bats, he regularly runs courses for the FSC.

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Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council in London uses the evolving and vibrant mix of buildings, spaces and parks around the city to help inspire and educate.

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