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Saturday 06 July 2019

Want to be Batman?

A group are on the lookout for islanders to be the next batman or batwoman to help with a special island-wide mission.

Wildlife enthusiasts are being urged to get involved with an island-wide survey this month.

The Jersey Bat Survey (JbatS) are on the lookout for volunteers to help monitor the bat population of the island – with a training event on this weekend.

Participants will be using AudioMoth bat detectors and they will be allocated a location to contribute to the island-wide survey. 

Volunteers of any background and experience are welcome to get involved and join the survey team. A training event will be held tomorrow (Sunday 7 July) to give more information about the project between 13:00 – 15:00 at Howard Davis Farm. 

JbatS is a new research project which aims to assess how new technologies can be used to monitor local bat populations and it is run in partnership with Growth, Housing and Environment (GHE), University College London and the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT). 

Nina Cornish, Research Ecologist from Growth Housing and Environment said: “Bats are an important part of worldwide and local ecosystems and play a vital role in controlling pests, pollinating plants and promoting reforestation. The Government of Jersey, like other jurisdictions in Europe, are monitoring long term trends to determine the health of the local population.”

If you would like to attend or have any enquiries please email Henry by clicking here.

Lead picture: (Facebook/Miranda Collett/Jersey Bat Group).

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