Wales Bat Workers Day 2018

Wales Bat Workers Day 

Saturday 14 April 2018

The day is aimed at anyone with an interest in bats and wiill provide opportunities to learn and develop your skills as a bat worker. The programme is themed around some of the exciting projects that BCT is involved with that you can take part in, or potential projects to develop for Wales. There will  be a series of workshops for you to choose from, to help find out more about the projects and to develop those projects further.

This year we have presentations from:

  • Dr Anita Glover from Vincent Wildlife Trust on autumn swarming
  • Dr Alison Fairbrass on the Bat Atlas Project and the Audiomoth
  • Daniel Hargreaves on the Nathusius bat project
  • Dr Karen Haysom, formerly BCT's Director of Science will tell us about the results of the previous Welsh Assembly Gvernment contract to look at how the former agri-environment scheme, Tir Gofal, was delivering for bats and biodiversity. 

Alison's presentation will be supplemnted by a talk from Ella Browning, a PhD studnet from UCL, on developments wiht auto id systems  and Andrew Dobson from Titley Scientific has offered run a workshop on the new Insight software package. 

We are also exploring the possibility of running an evening's trapping on either the Friday or Saturday evening to complement Daniel's talk and workshop on the Nathusius project. This will only be open to delegates coming to the Wales Bat Worker's Day.

There will also be a short session for a Wales Bat Workers Forum as we've not had a Forum meeting for a couple of years. 


There will be a choice of  workshops:


Venue: MRC Wales, Oxford Rd, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6AH


Please note: Space is limited to 90 places and refunds can only be given if your place can be taken by somebody else and it will be subject to £5 administrative charge.

For further information or questions, please contact the Welsh Bat Officer, Steve Lucas, email:

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