Thursday 3rd August | 6:45pm - 9:30pm

Citizen Science: Bat Emergence Survey

Join our onsite ecologist to learn about bats and their habitats, and help us with a practical survey.

This event is fully booked

If you would like to join the waiting list, please email with the event, your name and the number of tickets you would like.

Key information

Free Event

Pickup from station available Pickup from station available

Survey volunteers wanted!

Are you interested in finding out about bats? We are looking for volunteers (no experience necessary) to help us conduct a bat emergence survey at Bore Place House. The evening will begin with an introduction and task briefing and then, equipped with your bat detector, you'll be stationed around the site to conduct the survey and record your sightings.

A FREE shuttle bus will be available with pickup at 18:00 from Hildenborough Railway Station, arriving back at the station at 22:00. Please contact to reserve a seat.

Please book a ticket below to help us have an idea of numbers, and so we can contact you regarding the survey.

  • Dress for the weather (it can get cold) and wear comfortable boots.
  • Bring a folding camping chair.
  • A bat detector, if you have your own - we'll provide one if not.  
  • We know this is over dinner time, so please bring something to eat and drink with you. There will be a break after the presentation, before the survey starts.
  • Suitable for age 16+, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What is citizen science? Citizen science is when members of the public voluntarily help out with scientific research. In this case, we'll be locating bats onsite and recording species, and this information will contribute into our site-wide dataset about the species of wildlife at Bore Place.

Bore Place is committed to surveying and monitoring species, aiming to enhance biodiversity through habitat improvement and land management. We provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through citizen science surveys and conservation volunteering programmes, school trips and overnight stays.

Please note that the survey will not go ahead if it is cold, raining or windy (as the bats will remain in their roosts). We will contact participants if this is the case.

This event is supported by Farming in Protected Landscapes

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