Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Devon

Historic houses, churches and barns – Bat Licence Training Survey Sites

Last week we launched our brand new Bat Licence Training Course. We’ve had lots of interest and we thought we’d let you know a bit more about the first week of the course.

You will have the opportunity to gain over 10 hours of bat survey work in bat-tastic Devon, including internal surveys of a church, a barn and a rather amazing Grade II* listed historic house.

Here’s three sites you get to go to…

Site 1 A country church dating from 1328. They’ve got roosting bats, although I won’t tell you too much here – You need to work it out when you’re there!

Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Church Devon

Site 2 A local historic building. With sections dating back to Tudor times this building is in a significant state of disrepair. Years without human inhabitants (and window panes) has allowed nature to move in. This includes bats! On a recent visit, we found evidence of at least five species before even going into any loft spaces! This will be a unique opportunity for students to survey this amazing building!

We will be conducting both an internal survey and an emergence survey there.

Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Devon
Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Devon

Site 3 The barn is part of an old farm complex. Some of the other barns have been converted, but this barn remains undeveloped and bats get the most use out of it! The large brick building holds a number of bat species, including at least one of the less common species.

Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Barn
Acorn Ecology Bat Survey Devon

You can read more about the course content of our Bat Licence Training course here. We’ve also got a page of Frequently Asked Questions to help you out.

Still have questions? We’ll happily answer any questions. Just get in touch using

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Acorn Ecology is one of the top providers of ecological consultancy courses in the UK. We provide ecology courses and field training for new graduates, career changers, experienced ecologists, developers, architects and conservationists wishing to work in consultancy.