The Weald Bat Box Project is a new bat box monitoring scheme at Weald Country Park in Brentwood, Essex.
All 10 of the resident species in Essex have been recorded at Weald Country Park. The project aims to involve Essex Bat Group members in the long term monitoring of the species present.
Surveys will be undertaken by Essex Bat Group volunteers under licence and working with the Rangers where appropriate. We will record species presence, seasonal occupancy levels and the bat’s physical attributes.
Information gathered throughout the project will contribute to our understanding of bat species at a local level, help the park consider bats in their site management and offer the opportunity to train volunteers towards bat licences. There is the potential for this project to contribute to the national study of Nathusius’ pipistrelle and also the Essex Bat Group’s Woodland Bat Project.
If you are a member of Essex Bat Group and want to know more about how you can get involved please contact: Graham Hart at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex Bat Group is grateful for the kind permission, support and co-operation of Weald Country Park.