Mammals

Building for bats in an urban world

Whiskered Bat by Jan Svetlik

A new study by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the University of Turin shows how to minimise impacts of urban growth on bats at a time when the need for new housing often hits the headlines.

This study highlights how the contribution of citizen scientists can really make a difference in research projects. The volunteer-based data collection approach allowed us to get a clear view of urban habitat exploitation by bats in Norfolk, and provides practical suggestions for urban development and woodland management.”

Natural World: Mammals

From shrews to seals, using skins and skulls, this workshop will provide an introduction to the identification of Britain’s wild mammal fauna.

For further information and booking please see our website http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/natural-world-listings.aspx

The Natural World British Wildlife Identification workshops at World Museum focus on using natural science collections to connect with the environment and promote biological recording.

Discovery awaits in the twilight: Take part in the National Bat Monitoring Programme by Chloe-Lea Longden

Bat Detecting (BCT/Anne Youngman)

Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. You can help to monitor how the UK's bats are currently faring by taking part in the Bat Conservation Trust’s National Bat Monitoring Programme surveys which involve observing these fascinating mammals in your local area.

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