A GPS is used to record the grid reference for each tree recorded and records of girth, type of growth form and other characteristics are recorded.
The weather was surprisingly good for the bat walk last night.
Many pipistrelle bats were seen and heard including both soprano and bandit pipistrelles.
Freda Seddon for the Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group gave us some fascinating facts about bats and everyone got to use bat detectors.
We didn`t catch up with any other species but 2 special bat recording devices called Anabats were used, and analysis of the results may yet reveal other species.
The clearing caused by fallen trees from the winter seemed popular with the bats.