Due to the Covid-19 situation this survey is on hold until 2021.
This is a innovative long term project in the east Mendips to survey all the bats of the Mells Valley SAC and its Ecological Zone of Influence (EZI) using many low cost static ultrasound recorders.
The project is lead by volunteers from the Somerset Bat Group, and we are currently seeking funding.
The project launches with two talks and walks in April/May to introduce local residents to this project. Dates currently being confirmed. Bat group help and volunteers very welcome contact Andy for details.
- Public Talk – Somerset Earth Science, Moon’s Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, Somerset, BA3 5JU
- Public Walk – Starting in Stoke St Micheal, heading to Cooks Wood Quarry caves.
- Public Talk – Location TBC possibly Great Elm.
- Public walk – Starting outside Mells and heading down Wadbury Valley
The main surveys then start on 4th May and run until 27th Sept 2020.
It is envisaged to run the project for a minimum of two years, with options to extend, or revise focus of the project over the years.
MVSAC BLS is a Somerset Bat Group project. for which we are currently seeking funding