Watervole & Bat Surveys

We are starting up a TARCA led set of surveys for Watervoles & Bats. We are asking for volunteers to help carry out these surveys which can add to our understanding of the distribution & status of these important animals to the are.

We need to assess the presence of watervoles along our river on a regular basis and the central section*.

TARCA has been asked by the Willdlife Trust and TVBC to take over the survey. Ron Davis has committed to manage and would like hear from anyone interested in looking at a short length of the river’s banks. For safety reasons two people need to be present but this can be arranged.

Your survey would involve one thorough visit per year – after training if required. It is hoped that the surveyors can also make one or more late evening summer visits to check on bats as well – Sound Detectors will be loaned.

Please contact Ron to choose your section or seek further details.

Telephone 01264 350083 or email rocketrondavis@talktalk.net
*From the bridge at the bottom of Anton Road upstream to the Northern Avenue bridge (behind The Range)Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris) 29.3.12.Rooksbury Mill Common Pipistrelle Bat  (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) 4.9.10 Zionshill Copse Woodfair

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