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
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.
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…
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.