This bat identification course covers the identification, ecology and surveying of British bat species, also awarding you with understanding of the importance of these species for ecology, conservation and recording.

Bats make up almost a quarter of the world’s mammals, with over 1400 species found on all continents, except Antarctica. In Britain we have 18 resident species, of which 17 are breeding here. All British bats are considered vulnerable or endangered and are protected by law. This weekend will shed some light on the activities of these fascinating flying creatures and how to identify them.

Tutor: Lisa Worledge

Lisa is Head of Conservation Services at the Bat Conservation Trust. A licensed bat worker, she is a member of several bat groups and a Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor for Natural England. Lisa became addicted to these amazing animals after her first bat walk in 2008. Lisa has an MSc in Biological Recording. Helen has a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation and studied the winter activity of the cape serotine bat in South Africa for her dissertation. A licensed bat worker with over 10 years’ experience in bat conservation, including as a Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor.