Auchinloch Road Site Re-development, Lenzie
Practecology undertook bat surveys prior at a site in Lenzie prior to its re-development. This included a dusk bat survey and a programme of tree inspections to determine those which may support features which could be used as bat roosts. Following the initial ground inspection, those which contained split boughs or had rot holes within their trunks were then climbed and all cavities inspected with an endoscope and/ or torch.
Tree with split bough which may be used by bats for roosting
Access the upper canopy to inspect rot holes
A large cavity suitable for bats
A small cavity but still large enough to be used by bats
Several bats were recorded using the site as a foraging area, mostly soprano and common pipistrelles. Although several rot holes and other cavities were subject to a detailed inspection no bat roosts were found. However, a number of grey squirrel dreys were encountered as well as a buzzards nest.