24 episodes

Steve Roe talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement. Designed for both Bat Conservation Trust members and the wider bat conservation community, Series 2 will have episodes released every second Wednesday from autumn 2020 all the way through to the spring of 2021. Bats are magical but misunderstood mammals. At the Bat Conservation Trust we have a vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.

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Steve Roe talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement. Designed for both Bat Conservation Trust members and the wider bat conservation community, Series 2 will have episodes released every second Wednesday from autumn 2020 all the way through to the spring of 2021. Bats are magical but misunderstood mammals. At the Bat Conservation Trust we have a vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.

    Bats in Churches with Barry Collins

    Bats in Churches with Barry Collins

    For the final episode of Series 2 we join Nottinghamshire Bat Group member Barry Collins at a Leicestershire Church where he talks to Steve about the works that were undertaken on the church to restore it whilst retaining the Natterer's bat colony...

    • 45 min
    Woodland Symposium

    Woodland Symposium

    The 2020 Woodland Symposium was hosted by BCT, six years after the inaugural symposium. It bought together landowners, ecologists, bat workers and professionals from the woodland and forestry industry to listen to talks from 15 speakers covering...

    • 43 min
    Chester Zoo - Twilight Zone

    Chester Zoo - Twilight Zone

    Chester Zoo is the most visited zoo in the UK with over 2 million visitors a year. It's also a conservation and education charity committed to preventing extinction. The fruit bat forest in the Twilight Zone exhibition is a fantastic visitor experience;...

    • 54 min
    Going Underground on a Hibernation Survey

    Going Underground on a Hibernation Survey

    Steve joins Helen Ball and other members of Staffordshire Bat Group as they undertake a winter hibernation survey for the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). Recorded in February 2020 in the Staffordshire Peak District, they undertake the latest...

    • 23 min
    Our CEO, Kit Stoner

    Our CEO, Kit Stoner

    The Bat Conservation Trust is a small conservation charity but undertakes a vast amount of work in their aim to conserve bats. During the runup to Christmas, Steve spoke with their Chief Executive Officer, Kit Stoner, to find out what it's like to run a...

    • 25 min
    Sue Swift & friends at the Scottish Bat Conference

    Sue Swift & friends at the Scottish Bat Conference

    In November 2019 before the word Coronavirus had become all-too familiar, the Scottish Bat Conference was taking place in Perth. In this episode Steve speaks to Liz Ferrell BCT's Scottish bat officer, Sue Swift who published the authoritative work on...

    • 29 min

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26 Ratings

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Superb!

A fantastic Bat podcast! Very informative with lots of heart and character. Education on bats is very importing in todays climate and BatChat do a stand up job at providing it! 



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