Guide to Brown Long-Eared Bat Mitigation

Brown Long-Eared Bats (Plecotus auritus) During building inspection work, ecologists often come across medium-sized, brownish droppings. On closer inspection, the droppings have a golden shine from the moth and butterfly wings they contain. This discovery is usually the first indication that … Read More

Guide to Bat Mitigation for Crevice-Dwelling Bats

Introduction The term “crevice-dweller” is used to describe bat species that often utilise small crevices for roosting. Crevices can include natural features such as stone fissures, holes in trees and under loose bark. When found in buildings, crevices can be … Read More

A Dummy’s Guide to Architecture for Ecologists

Don’t know the different between a gambrel and a gablet, a purlin from a rafter, King post from a Queen post, or a truss from a strut? Neither did I! However, an understanding of architectural terms is essential when interpreting … Read More

Main Bat Survey Season Ends Soon

The bat survey season for activity surveys ends in mid-September. Nocturnal bat surveys involve surveyors observing a development site at dawn or dusk to watch for emerging or returning bats. The Bat Survey Guidelines recommend that surveys should be carried … Read More

New Bat Survey Guidelines Published

The Bat Conservation Trust has recently published updated Bat Survey Good Practice Guidelines (2nd Edition) which develops upon the guidance specified in the first edition as well as including further information on the legislative protection afforded to bats as well … Read More

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