New for 2020: We have revised our bat licence training course to be delivered predominantly online, allowing you to study over the winter from the comfort of your own home/office. The standard training package costs £2600.
Recent changes in the arboricultural industry have an implication on how ecologists plan and undertake tree climbing surveys for bats. Find out how.
BATS Research and Training Services has recently secured funding to undertake a five-year research project which aims to improve the future for tree-dwelling bat species, focussing primarily on Bechstein’s and barbastelle bats.
Jim spoke at the National Bat Conference in 2019 presenting the preliminary findings of a field trial that utilised trail cameras in place of surveyors.
Veteran trees are extremely valuable for wildlife. But how big do they need to be to support roosting bats?
Natasha, one of our 2019 trainees, writes about her experience on the bat licence training course. We would like to congratulate her on all the hard work it took to …
Can we improve of survey of trees for bats? Jim spoke to the Arboricultural Association’s 51st National Amenity Conference, in 2017 suggesting we can.
Wood-decay fungi play an importnt role in wooded ecosystems, including being essential for the formation of many roost features used by bats. In 2016 Jim spoke to Woodlands TV about wood-decay fungi and their role in the ecosystem.
Soft felling. What is it? Does it work? Is it worth it? Download Jim’s article on the topic.