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.