As part of the RSK ecology team’s ongoing commitment to professional development, several ecologists attended an annual training event organised by Principal Ecological Consultant Dave Cove. The day involved a systematic search of twelve blocks of former air raid shelters in Hertfordshire, UK, by two teams, each checking every crack and crevice along the way.
A total of 11 hibernating bats of three different species (Natterer’s Bat, Brown Long-eared Bat and Daubenton’s Bat) were found on the day across several of the blocks. One particularly brave Brown Long-eared bat was hanging out in an open corridor!
A hibernating Brown Long-eared Bat hanging out for all to see!
Overall, it was a successful day for the team and provided a well-earned training opportunity after a busy 2018 survey season. Now onto the 2019 season!