I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. First time poster.......
I’m very much an enthusiastic amateur who is trying to improve the biodiversity of some semi-ancient woodland in SE England.
I have some specific questions re: bat recording with Audiomoth and the analysis of the data:
To record bats before and after I clear a Woodland ride based on the fact that bats tend to like to travel along them. The current woodland has a lot of canopy and i would like to find out the effect on bats when large rides are created.
I’ve set up my Audiomoth at the beginning of the area where the ride will meet the glade (work to start this autumn) - and mounted on approx 2m post. I’ve read various reports of not putting them in trees as they can cause issues. I will record for 4 nights this week and then repeat at the same location, same time of year in the next two seasons.
My question is whether there are any do’s and don’ts with regards recording bats in woodland.
Lastly.....how do I analyse the data that I collect. Is there anyone I can send the data to or is it something I can do?
I look forward to hearing from you.