At the start of this season we posted a blog about setting your goals for 2017. In fact, it’s such an important subject, we wrote two! The first blog gave you suggestions on what you could do over a summer to improve your skills. The second encouraged you to set your goals, both short term … Continue reading Time to Review
Kathryn has just finished her 4 week Certificate course work placement in the Guildford office … as you will see, she had a very busy four weeks, but finished smiling, having confirmed that this is what she wants to do!
Natasha, one of our first Certificate students this year has been on her placement, here in the Exeter Office, for three weeks now. Here she talks a bit about her experiences and what she’s been up to. A month in the life of an ecologist Small brown bodies huddle against the rafter. Long ears … Continue reading Bats and “snakes”!
What is bat sound analysis? On every bat survey a detector is used that will record the calls of passing bats. This can be during an emergence survey, to confirm the species of the emerging bat, or during an activity survey, or very often as a static detector, which will record all bat passes over … Continue reading Bat Sound Analysis
Did you hear our news? As you may have read in our previous blog post on our website, we found a grey long-eared bat in a roost in East Devon and confirmed the species with DNA analysis. We are pleased that yet another record, some miles away, has been found. There are thought to be … Continue reading New grey long-eard bat roost record
Volunteering is a particularly valuable way to gain experience to prepare for a career in ecology. However, a word of caution, it may be easy to find a volunteering job but make sure it works for you and your objectives. It is no good working for a wildlife organisation when you are only stuffing envelopes! … Continue reading How to make Volunteering work for you