EcoNorth’s annual bat training event is being held on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at Morpeth Riverside.
The training will start at 20:00hrs and run to approximately 22:30hrs.
The meeting point is the car park at NE61-1PR, which is free after 5pm. It is also within easy walking distance of Morpeth’s train station and bus station.
During our training session we will walk along the River Wansbeck and within Carlisle Park with bat detectors, so attendees should get a chance to hear a range of bats at the start of the season.
We will run through basic bat identification and survey methodology, including identifying potential bat roosting features of buildings and trees, vantage point and transect surveys. We will also show attendees how to use EcoNorth’s recording forms and bat recording equipment.
Please note that it is a requirement that new surveyors attend the training session. If you are interested in attending EcoNorth’s bat training event and/or undertaking bat surveys for EcoNorth this season, please contact our Survey Organiser, Ben Smurthwaite, at firstname.lastname@example.org.