Events

MAY

Greenmount Open Day 

2nd May 2016

12.30 to 4:30 pm

 

Venue : Nailors Field opposite Greenmount Village Old School, Brandlesholme Road, Greenmount Bury BL8 4DS. SD77781433

Visit our stall and buy some batty items.

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Prestwich Clough Open Day

22nd May 2016

12 pm – 5 pm

 

Venue : St Marys Flower Park, Prestwich Manchester SD814036

Visit or stall and buy some batty items

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Smithills Bat Survey
25th May 2016 8.30pm

Venue: Smithills Hall, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL1 7NP – please meet in the car park 8.30pm

Join us and the Woodland Trust for an evening of surveying the bats at Smithills Estate. Previous surveys have picked up Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Myotis species and Brown Long Eared.

We would like to undertake three big transects covering key areas. The more of you that come along the more of the site we can survey and hopefully the more bats we can find. This will be great for both the seasoned surveyor and novices alike.

No previous experience necessary. Booking is essential.

Contact Sue at
lonsdale_susan@hotmail.com

Bat Detector Workshop

25th  May 2016 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Venue: Woodland Trust, Smithills Hall, Smithills Estate Bolton

Bookings via the Woodland Trust.

Bat Detector Workshop

28th  May 2016 4.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Venue: Room TBC, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire East WA16 6QN SJ743815

If you have a bat detector but don’t have loads of experience in using it, this course is for you. The workshop will equip you for all the groups’ surveys and the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
£10 per person booked

Booking is essential contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

JUNE

Bat Walk/Survey
1st June 2016
(20th June – reserve date if weather is not suitable)
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Hulme Campus.

We will be doing a bat walk around the MMU Hulme campus helping a small group learn more about bats and the sustainability of the site. Alongside this Faye will be conducting a transect survey which will accompany a report.

Anyone can come along but places may be limited so it is essential that you book so you can be included in arrangements for the evening.

To book please contact Faye at durkin83@hotmail.com

Bat Walk & Talk
1st June 8.30pm until late

Venue: Gatley Carrs Nature Reserve

Gatley Carrs Nature Reserve are hoping you will join them for an evening of bats, including a walk around the reserve and a talk on the bats that use the reserve.

Booking essential. Please contact Gatley Carrs Nature Reserve for details on booking.

Bat Group Meeting

7th June 2016 7.30pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Bat Care Workshop for Vets & Vet Nurses

11th June 2016 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Venue : TBC on Booking

Booking Essential

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

JULY

Philips Park Bioblitz

9th July 2016 9.00 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester M45 7QJ  SD797041

Bat Walk and Survey with GMEU for the Bioblitz at this popular park

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Oldham Carnival

10th July 2016

12 pm – 5 pm

Venue : Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham OL8 2BN

Visit or stall and buy some batty items

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Smithills Bat Survey
13th July 2016 8.45pm

Venue: Smithills Hall, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL1 7NP – please meet in the car park 8.30pm

Join us and the Woodland Trust for an evening of surveying the bats at Smithills Estate. Previous surveys have picked up Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Myotis species and Brown Long Eared.

We would like to undertake three big transects covering key areas. The more of you that come along the more of the site we can survey and hopefully the more bats we can find. This will be great for both the seasoned surveyor and novices alike.

No previous experience necessary. Booking is essential.

Contact Sue at
lonsdale_susan@hotmail.com

AUGUST

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

3rd August 2016

Venue: Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road Bury SD796112

For the start of the 2016 survey

Contact: Martin Prescott / Anna Cocker enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Swarming Survey

26th and 27th August 2016 7.00 pm till late

Tbc

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.

International Bat Night Walk for Year of the Bat

27th August 2016 8.00 pm

Venue: TBC

This years’ annual bat talk and walk. But more exciting!

Contact: enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 for further details

Smithills Bat Survey
31st August 2016 7.45pm

Venue: Smithills Hall, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL1 7NP – please meet in the car park 8.30pm

Join us and the Woodland Trust for an evening of surveying the bats at Smithills Estate. Previous surveys have picked up Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Myotis species and Brown Long Eared.

We would like to undertake three big transects covering key areas. The more of you that come along the more of the site we can survey and hopefully the more bats we can find. This will be great for both the seasoned surveyor and novices alike.

No previous experience necessary. Booking is essential.

Contact Sue at
lonsdale_susan@hotmail.com

SEPTEMBER

BCT Annual Conference

2nd – 4th September 2016

Venue: York University

The Annual get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh guaranteed

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Bat Group Meeting

6th September 2016 7.30 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Swarming Survey

9thand 10th September 2016 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.

Swarming Survey

30th September 2016 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.

OCTOBER

Swarming Survey

1stOctober 2016 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.

Bat Group Meeting

4th October 2016 7.30 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome.

SD798127

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Bat Box Check, Haigh Country Park / Duxbury Woods

9th October 2016 9.30 am

 

Venue: Haigh CP Hall Lane Wigan SD593078
Yarrow Bridge Pub Bolton Rd (A6) SD592160

Meet at Haigh at 9.30 am, after checking these boxes we’ll move onto Duxbury, finishing with a drink in the pub to warm us up!

Contact: Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Bat Box Check, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees

23rd October 2016 11.00 am

 

Venue: Near the factory at the start of Holcombe Old Road, next to the Hare & Hounds pub, Reddisher woods Ramsbottom Bury SD77921537  BL8 4NE

2 Bat box checks, firstly at Reddisher Woods, followed by the Kirklees Valley, with lunch in between!

Contact: Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

DECEMBER

Bat Group Meeting

1st December 2016 7.30 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Hibernation Workshop

7th December 2016 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

This workshop will give you a stack of information about what Hibernating bats go through and the things to consider when conducting surveys of all types during the hibernation period. Essential now for licence training.
£10 per person booked.

Booking is essential contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Group AGM

7th February 2017 7.30 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

 

 

 

 

South Lancashire Bat Group is covered under a Public Liability Insurance policy, but no Personal Liability is covered. Anyone taking part in bat group events, including bat box

checks, bat walks and hibernation site checks, does so at their own risk. South Lancashire Bat Group recommends the wearing of gloves and an up to date rabies vaccination when handling bats, which should be carried out in accordance with the current guidance from the Bat Conservation Trust.

Throughout the winter, various Hibernation surveys will be arranged, however these are by invite only

Also training workshops are available to members. Due to previous issues over these events they are not directly advertised, as they are intended for group members to expand their knowledge and provide better understanding of bats and increase skills to benefit bat conservation through the bat group.

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