Did you know that in the UK all bats and their roosts are legally protected? Meaning that a special licence is needed for any activities that may disturb them of their habitat. BSG Ecology were on site to conduct bat surveys which involved an initial internal and external inspection to identify the potential for bats roosting or feeding. At the end of this survey a report is written to explain not only if bats are there or not but also how suitable the place is for bat habitation and next steps.

This is extremely important because if there are bats or signs of bat habitation, we have to apply for a mitigation license in order to start the works. After the initial surveys BSG returned to set up bat monitors in the roofscapes that will provide evidence to the presence/absence of bats.