Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Herefordshire, 29th May 2015
This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds and are the species monitored on National Bat Monitoring Programme bat detector surveys. The workshop will be led by Rebecca Collins.
7.00pm Introduction to the National Bat Monitoring Programme
7.30pm Bat detector workshop - "Using Your Ears"
Element 1: Repetition Rate
Element 2: Rhythm
Element 3: Tonal quality
Element 4: Pitch
9.00pm Look at sites that need surveying in region and opportunity to sign up
9.15pm Practical session/bat walk using detectors to listen for bats and practise survey techniques
10.30pm Finish (you can leave earlier if you need to)
Up to 15 free places will be available to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust volunteers and Herefordshire Mammal Group members. Click here to book on for free.
If you are not a member/volunteer of one of these groups please book on using the Register button at the top of this page.
Click on the link for the venue website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brockhampton-estate/