Does anyone do bat surveying or lead bat walks in the South East? Any good locations?
Do you have a favourite detector for work or "casual" use?
How has the cold spring and recent heatwave affected bats?
The numbers of species and the numbers of bats are down this year at Banstead Wood SSSI, Chipstead, Surrey. Last autumn we were seeing bats flying during the late afternoon - probably searching for food that wasn't around (moth numbers plummeted last year). This year we have abandoned our usual walk-round survey as numbers are so poor.
That's interesting to hear, I haven't seen the numbers I would expect yet. Very variable weather has probably been bad for them
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