Please note that bats receive legal protection from disturbance and harm and it is necessary to hold a survey licence from the relevant Statutory Nature Conservation Body to survey for bats in rock where this involves accessing rock features containing bats and using torches/endoscopes.
The Subterranean Rock Database differs from the Rock Face Database in that all we are including are positive records; i.e. when you find a bat you record the PRF / Situation. The database is split into two spreadsheets, comprising: 1) Enveloping roosts; and, 2) Exposed & Recessed roosts. The spreadsheets are by necessity complicated. As a result, we have simplified the submission of records into simply scanning or photographing the recording form and emailing it to the project; we will then enter all the values.
Thus far we have been restricted in our recording by the COVID 19 restrictions on entering hibernacula, the databases are therefore small but the sheets are now defined and through the use of artificial data we know that they will work. We just need your records now and we can begin getting some useful species summaries published!
Please click the link below to view the Enveloping Roost Database to date: February 2021.
Please click the link below to view the Exposed & Recessed Roost Database to date: February 2021.
To submit a record, complete either the recording form (link below) or the Excel spreadsheet (link below) and email them with photos of the feature and the bat(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org