Friday March 23rd


Top Lodge, Fineshade, NN17 3BB


This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to get involved in helping us survey and record Roots of Rockingham’s target bat species in woodland sites within the Rockingham Forest area.

It is ideal for those who are new to bats and would like to know more. It will be delivered by the Bat Conservation Trust, the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats in the UK and the landscapes on which they rely.

During the day we will cover the following:

  • What is a bat? (Bat ecology and biology)
  • How do bats use woodland?
  • Bat identification in the field

This will be followed by a workshop (using your ears) introducing the four main elements of bat calls that are used to help differentiate between species in the field when using heterodyne detectors.

Everyone is welcome to this free training event. Booking essential.

Additional workshops will take place in July focusing on the techniques and methodology we are going to use for surveying bats across a number of priority woodland sites. Keep your eye on the Back from the Brink website and social media for updates (@naturebftb).

For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact Susannah O’Riordan, Back from the Brink Rockingham Forest Project Officer.
: 01780 444067