Scottish Badger's training days
Scottish Badger’s Development Officer Elaine Riley trained the DESS team in all aspects of badger surveys. Survey trainee Tom Edwards has written about the excellent survey training in the Scottish Badgers Newsletter Autumn 2011, which will soon be available to download on http://www.scottishbadgers.org.uk/downloads.html
The Whitelee Wind Farm Tour
Whitelee Countryside Ranger Rennie Mason took the DESS team out on a tour around Whitelee wind farm. The electric bus took us to a turbine where everyone got an impression of the scale of the wind farm. Then we had a look at different aspects of habitat restoration on the site.
Ayr Gorge Bat Survey Transect
We had a wonderful bat survey at Ayr Gorge SWT reserve with Tom Hastings and Gill Smart leading a survey team ech on a transect around the reserve. Recordings are still being analysed for possible Leisler’s bats…
Moth Trapping at Red Moss
Michael Thornton and Mark Cubitt took us out to trap moths at Red Moss SWT reserve
Rare Bats found at Culzean Country Park
The BBC and various newspapers have published the press release on the Scottish Leisler’s Project, in which our DESS team was heavily involved together with various other partners. The photo shows NTS ranger Heather with one of the Leisler’s bats. Follow the links and have a look. BBC Deadlinenews Cumnock Chronicle Special thanks to John Haddow, The National Trust for...