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Joined 12-02-2007
Posted on Friday, 02 March, 2007 - 11:10 am:   

The London Wildlife Trust have places left on a Bat Ecology course that is taking place on Saturday March 10th, 10am - 4pm at the Dutch Barn, at the Horniman Museum.

The course is FREE and will help to train volunteers who want to take part in the Bat Hibernation Project that is happening at the LWT Nature Reserve, Sydenham Hill Wood.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Bat project, attending the course or would like further information about all of the above, please contact Sydenham Hill Wood Project Manager Ian Holt on 020 8699 5698 or email
Joined 08-05-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 20 March, 2007 - 07:16 pm:   

That sounds an interesting project. Are you able to give us a bit more information about it? Whether or not they fly across from Sydenham Hill Wood, bats seem to like the SE23 area.
Joined 23-02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 21 March, 2007 - 08:48 am:   

Is the timing to coincide with the cricket world cup?
Joined 12-02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, 21 March, 2007 - 12:32 pm:   

The best person to speak to about hte project is Ian Holt - SHW project manager as he is also managing the project. Essentially, the LWT has funding to turn the tunnel in the wood into a bat hibernation site and to survey the trees in the wood to see if there are any bat species currently using any old trees as roosts.

We know that the wood is currently used by Pips& Brown Long Eared bats, and noctules have been recorded flying over the wood... so there are lots of bats around... The funding for the project will also be used to train volunteers to help undertake some of the survey work. There are further training events planned so if you are interested speak to Ian Holt - or 020 8699 5698.

"Is the timing to coincide with the cricket world cup."???
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 21 March, 2007 - 01:27 pm:   

a reference to bats as in cricket bats I suspect, Broadbeanster!

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