NEWS FROM WWT MARTIN MEREEvening bat walks at WWT Martin MereWetland CentreMartin Mere is hosting new exciting events this summer-comealong on special Evening Bat Walks starting on 21 July. This is a rareopportunity to see our reserve at night.In the UK there are 17 different species of sing the detector to search for batbat aB of which are vulnerable makingvital to monitor their activity to ensure their a map at the end of the survey, whichconservation Bats are extremely difficultto survey due to their nocturnal activitytherefore, detectors are required to detec reserve. We have identified the presencethe echolocation calis that bats producen order to catch their prey. Historicallysurveys done on the réserve have usedheterodyne detectors, but these requineexperience in order to interpret the sounds Bats This information along with thebeing produced. The reserves newest batmaps produced should give us a gooddetector gives us both visual and soundanalysis of the bats echolocation cals, and might be requiredoven has to abiliay to automatically identitybat species making it much easier to carryEvery Friday night from 21 July to 11out a basic surveyactivity. The bat detector also producesbe usedto see what specles areusing partioular habitat areas of theof tive dierent bat species currentlyusing the site including: SoprandPipistrele, Common pipistrelle, Noclule,Daubentons and Browm Long earedidea of any specific management thatAugust Martin Mere is giving peoplethe opportunity to come on an EveningBat Walk and see these speces forthermselves. The ovening w includefinding out all about bats as wel asusing detectors to search foe them onLast year. a reser placement student, AmySherwin, undertook a project to do regularbat surveys on the reserveAmy said: 1caried out regular field surveys the reserve. It's a 8.30pm start, tis late,in order to investigate wheee bat species are searching for bats on the reserve. Thepresent on the reserve. Field surveys require event is £12.50 per person and youwalking a transect across the reserve and must book in advance by calling 01704stopping at 12 specifie locations while895181,DUSTY'SGERSRANGLo4 BookA SUMMER OFRANGER ADVENTURESAT MARTIN MERE WETLAND CENTRESearch 'WWT martin mere'Burscough, L40 OTAWT 21 JulepfemberWWT

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NEWS FROM WWT MARTIN MERE Evening bat walks at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Martin Mere is hosting new exciting events this summer-come along on special Evening Bat Walks starting on 21 July. This is a rare opportunity to see our reserve at night. In the UK there are 17 different species of sing the detector to search for bat bat aB of which are vulnerable making vital to monitor their activity to ensure their a map at the end of the survey, which conservation Bats are extremely difficult to survey due to their nocturnal activity therefore, detectors are required to detec reserve. We have identified the presence the echolocation calis that bats produce n order to catch their prey. Historically surveys done on the réserve have used heterodyne detectors, but these requine experience in order to interpret the sounds Bats This information along with the being produced. The reserves newest batmaps produced should give us a good detector gives us both visual and sound analysis of the bats echolocation cals, and might be required oven has to abiliay to automatically identity bat species making it much easier to carryEvery Friday night from 21 July to 11 out a basic survey activity. The bat detector also produces be used to see what specles are using partioular habitat areas of the of tive dierent bat species currently using the site including: Soprand Pipistrele, Common pipistrelle, Noclule, Daubentons and Browm Long eared idea of any specific management that August Martin Mere is giving people the opportunity to come on an Evening Bat Walk and see these speces for thermselves. The ovening w include finding out all about bats as wel as using detectors to search foe them on Last year. a reser placement student, Amy Sherwin, undertook a project to do regular bat surveys on the reserve Amy said: 1caried out regular field surveys the reserve. It's a 8.30pm start, tis late, in order to investigate wheee bat species are searching for bats on the reserve. The present on the reserve. Field surveys require event is £12.50 per person and you walking a transect across the reserve and must book in advance by calling 01704 stopping at 12 specifie locations while 895181, DUSTY'S GERS RANG Lo4 Book A SUMMER OF RANGER ADVENTURES AT MARTIN MERE WETLAND CENTRE Search 'WWT martin mere' Burscough, L40 OTA WT 21 Jul epfember WWT

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