Bat Volunteering Opportunities in North Somerset

June 2020: This summer the UWE Bat Lab will be conducting fieldwork in North Somerset around two large greater horseshoe bat maternity roosts.

We are seeking volunteers who can commit 1-2 days a week for the duration of the project. The project starts in early July and will involve moving static bat detectors weekly until October. Volunteers will be trained to take standardised measurements of linear landscape features, to set static bat detectors to maximise horseshoe bat audio captures and to use our data recording app.

Volunteers will need to have their own transport and be confident visiting sites, setting out static detectors and taking measurements independently.

Interest in bats and applied conservation research is essential. Experience with bats would be beneficial but is not a requirement. If interested please get in touch with a bit of information about yourself (experience, where you’re based) and your availability: thomas.foxley@uwe.ac.uk.