From the Jersey Bat Group:
‘Please join the Jersey Bat Group for the fourth Great Garden Bat Watch!
‘This event combines the joy of (hopefully!) watching bats with citizen science based research that can help us better understand bats across Jersey.
‘We are particularly keen to receive sightings of bats from St Helier and other urban areas around the Island to help us with our research into Jersey’s urban bat populations.
‘We are asking if you could look for bats on an evening for 2 June to 5 June, but please do feel free to tell us about your bat sightings throughout the summer.
‘We are asking you to go into your garden, or to an open space near your house or really anywhere in the Island to look for bats. A perfect way to spend a summer evening!
Main event: Any evening from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June (or more than one evening!)
Where: Any outside space (garden, park, lane, beach)
What time: From 20:50 until 22.00
You do not need a bat detector as we are not asking you to identify bat species, all you need to note down is:
1) The time you saw the first bat
2) The direction the bat flew from
3) Details of the Recorder, Date and Location
‘We are working in conjunction with the Jersey Biodiversity Centre who have designed a bespoke data entry form for you to enter your sightings. See the link: https://www.jerseybiodiversitycentre.org.je/records/Great-Garden-Bat-Watch
‘If you manage to take any photos or videos of bats in flight during the Great Garden Bat watch then please post them in comments box for this event on our Facebook page or email them to us at the Jersey Bat Group or post them on your Facebook and tag in the @JerseyBatGroup
‘We look forward to receiving news of your local bats!’
JERSEY BAT GROUP
Secretary: Jane Hurley