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 … 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

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

Bat Diary: Find Out What Bats are Doing Throughout the Year

January Bats spend the majority of winter hibernating with a constant body temperature of between 0oC and 5oC. In order to achieve this state of inactivity, the bats must lower their body temperature (from around 40oC to 0oC), slow their … Read More

Breathable Roofing Membranes No Longer Accepted in Bat Roosts by Statutory Agencies

Research on bats and breathable membranes is being conducted by Stacey Waring at the University of Reading and the Bat Conservation Trust based upon the question ‘what constitutes a bat-friendly breathable roofing membrane?’ The research indicates that breathable roofing membranes … 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

Acer Ecology appear in local newspaper Penarth Times

Acer Ecology has appeared in the local newspaper The Penarth Times. Read the article below: Bat survey at Penarth’s Marine Buildings ahead of development plans Tuesday 14th February 2012 LOCAL ecologists have carried out a bat survey of the Marine Buildings – the derelict … Read More