bat survey winter

Bat Hibernation Evening Course – 5th February 2018

This evening course will introduce participants to bat ecology throughout their annual cycle, with an emphasis on the hibernation period. Participants will gain an understanding of what physically happens to bats during hibernation, including their metabolism. Participants will learn which are the optimal hibernation sites and which factors play crucial roles at providing an optimal environment for hibernation. The presentation will introduce a variety of different hibernation sites and explain which bat species use them (e.g. cellars, mines, caves, walls etc.).

Various case studies will be used to demonstrate the different approaches taken by different consultancies with regard to hibernation sites. This will  describe the development projects, the hibernation sites that were impacted by the developments, survey methods used and mitigation.

The course will present different survey techniques used for hibernating bats and describe how to discover hibernating bats in buildings.

Course Booking

  • The course costs only £10 per person – The cost has been kept deliberately low to encourage participation and offers great value for money.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
  • The course will run from 18.00pm to 21.00pm
  • The course will be held at Acer Ecology’s office in Cardiff Bay.
  • The course is aimed at anyone working in ecology or conservation who is looking to improve their knowledge of bat hibernation. The course would also be suitable for ecologists new to the profession, students looking to improve their knowledge and survey skills, or those with a general interest in natural history or bat ecology.


It was very interesting and we both learnt so much. I am looking forward to attending future courses with Acer Ecology.
Kareemah Malik, Student

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