Created October 2011
Last Updated April 2021
The Bedfordshire Bat Group runs many surveys each year. These are designed to collect data about the distribution of bats in the county.
Some are regular surveys, taking place three times or more each year. Others are one off ones, but if we find an interesting site we will often revisit it.
We divide our surveys into two categories
1. Open surveys
Because of covid restriction all surveys are not open to non members
These are walks round particular sites which are open to the general public. No previous experience is required and provide an ideal introduction to world of bats. These all take place in areas with good accessibility and are not very different from bat walks. We can lend you a bat detector for the evening..
These are not open to the general public as they take place on private sites and require third party insurance which we get by being a partnership group of the Bat Conservation Trust). These often have poor accessibility and are not suitable for people with limited mobility. Some of these surveys require higher level of skills, which can be gained by taking place in open surveys. Some of these require the presence of members with specialised licences.
The Lakeside survey
Woodland surveys (inc detector surveys, trapping and radiotracking)
Center Parc surveys
Kings Wood box project
The River Ivel Project.