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Buxton Field Club: The bats of Derbyshire with Dr Marie Anthorn
Learn all about the secretive world of bats in Derbyshire and the UK and what you can to do to help them thrive.
Dr Marie Athorn has been involved in bat conservation and working with bats close up in the hand for over 8 years, regularly taking part in monitoring and research projects to support bats across the UK, through bat box checks and research trapping sessions. Now living again in Derbyshire she shares her passion for bats by leading bat box checks and walks in her home county.
Her love of bats started with her job as an ecological consultant and she still gets to do a bit of work with bats in her current role at the RSPB where she is a business conservation advisor. Here she works in partnership with The R&A, helping golf courses to support nature of all kinds and championing golf courses that do great stuff for nature. Throughout her career she has worked with industry and other land owners to deliver conservation work, following on from her PhD on constructed reedbeds that treat sewage or wastewater and their value for wildlife.