This event is in the past.
Following on from our last email update, this is to confirm the date and to pop it in our snazzy WBG events calendar!
Our last survey confirmed the most likely crossing places from the Lesser's as they emerged from their roosts and traversed the Severn. Thanks to work of WBG volunteers we've identified the best spot to modify the existing lighting scheme and Worcestershire County Council has identified the funding to make this happen.
By the date below we're anticipating the lighting timers will have been turned back on for a while (so the lights should be turning off around dusk and dawn, for around 2hours) the safety fencing will be installed (or at least the temporary fencing and signage) and the way-markers and lesser horseshoe bat interpretation panel ordered.
The time should therefore be about right to make an assessment as to what effect the de-lighting has had: are the bats still here? have the numbers attempting to cross decreased or increased since we last monitored here? are they still crossing at the same point? Any data which WBG can gather is going to be really helpful!
You don't have to be experienced, or even own a bat detector to take part. The survey is incredibly easy and the group has a very small number of bat detectors which we can share, but I am hopeful that the group's indomitable experts will once again step up and offer their valuable talents and time to help out.
So, if you're still able to help out with this, please come along on:
WEATHER PERMITTING ~ 10th September ~ Meeting at Copenhagen Street Car Park (SO 84853 54702) at 7pm.
If you don't have to rush off, please join us in the pub for a catch-up afterwards!