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Old 10-02-10   #1 (permalink)
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One of my Workmates would like to do a course on bats has anyone got any ideas where to start?
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Re: Bats

what sort of course, as in towards getting a bat license or just a course to inform arb practitioners,

i would contact your local bat group via your local widlife trust, or try the bat conservation trust for short courses,
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Have a look on the AA site.
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Re: Bats

Sorry should have been clearer, it's a bat liscence he is interested in, will see what I can find on AA site or local bats trust. Thanx.
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Re: Bats

Try these for starters.

Training - Bat Conservation Trust
Training and Events IntroductionAAAC Enquiry Form


Local bat groups are a good place to start also, usually friendly and willing to pass on some info or provide training days for a small charge. I am a licensed bat worker and have attended numerous courses over the years. It all depends on what kind of course your mate is looking for, but feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

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Thank u mate some good links there will pursue them.
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Excellent useful thread, thanks guys. Wanted info on similar thing. GREAT.
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Re: Bats

The guy from arb ecology has alot to do with bat courses across the uk, i think hes one of the bat conservation trusts top guys. Course wasn't expensive too.
ArborEcology.co.uk ::: Company Profile & Philosophy - Andrew John Cowan N.D.Arb. Tech.Cert.(Arbor.A)

Also take the link on the top to the resourses page, stuff on bats there.
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Re: Bats

Unfortunately bat people are very narrow minded and you will really struggle to get a bat trainer as arborists are regarded as bat killers ! in there eyes.

If you are lucky enough to find a trainer you will then be required to train for at least 2 years so you experience work of the differing life cycles of bats.

The short courses esp the AA one is a bit of a con as it doesnt teach you anything that you cant learn off Bat Conservation Trust . the course also does give you a ticket to check inside tree cavities etc and many who have done the course were under the impression they could and unfortunatly have been dreaking the habitat laws....

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The guy from arb ecology has alot to do with bat courses across the uk, i think hes one of the bat conservation trusts top guys.

Actually No, however he does know alot about bats and their relationship with trees

Course wasn't expensive too.
ArborEcology.co.uk ::: Company Profile & Philosophy - Andrew John Cowan N.D.Arb. Tech.Cert.(Arbor.A)

Also take the link on the top to the resourses page, stuff on bats there.
See answer within the quote in bold
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