Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

Introduction to Bats training at Fineshade Wood for volunteers


Little Barn, Grounds Cafe, Fineshade Woods, Corby, NN17 3BB

Date: Tuesday 14th April 2020

Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm

As part of our Root of Rockingham project, join Sonia Reveley, Bat Conservation's Woodland Officer, for an Introduction to Bats training event at Fineshade Wood for volunteers.

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats in the UK and the landscapes on which they rely on, and on Tuesday 14th April 2020, BCT will be providing a day of talks and workshops for volunteers who would like to support our Roots of Rockingham project -

This training is aimed at those who are new to bats and would like to know more. During the day we will cover the following:

  • What is a bat?
  • 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.

10.30am - Arrival – tea and coffee

11.00am - Overview of the day

11.10am - What is a bat? – bat biology and ecology

12.10pm - How do bats use woodland?

12.45pm - Lunch – please bring your own lunch

1.30 pm -  Walk around Fineshade Wood – look at tree features

2.30 pm - Coffee break

2.50 pm - Bat identification in the field

3.20 pm - Break

3.30 pm - Using your ears workshop

4.45 pm - Any questions?

5.00 pm - Finish

This is a free event but booking required as spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment please contact Liz Morrison at or on 01780 444067 to book your place or for more information.