Events

Quarry Bank Mill Survey

30th May 2018 8.30 pm

Venue: Will be emailed to members – members only survey.

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

5th June 2018 7.30 pm

 

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

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

Bat Detector Workshop

9th June 5.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Venue: The Boiler Room (Classroom) Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR

 

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.

The session is classroom based for the first 3.5 hours or so where you’ll get used to listening to the different elements of sound from the detector, and interpreting what this means, before heading out around the park to put our new found skills into practice.

 

Tea and coffee will be provided, but you may want to bring something to eat due to the timing of the workshop.

 

You’ll need suitable outdoor clothing, pens/pencil and maybe a notebook although there will be handouts to write on.

 

Please arrive in plenty of time to find a parking place and getting to the venue. We need to start at 5.30 pm prompt to ensure we fit everything in! Please do make every effort to be on time – each section of the workshop leads onto the next so it will make a big impact if arriving late.

 

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

Lesser Horseshoe NBMP Counts

6th & 20th (27th) June 2018

Venue: Various in North Wales – details will be emailed nearer the time.

 

Booking essential – reply to the email

Brown Long-Eared & Soprano Pipistrelle NBMP Counts

8th & 18th June 2018

Venue: Tatton Park, details will be emailed nearer the time.

 

Booking essential – reply to the email

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

Quarry Bank Mill Survey

11th June 2018 8.45 pm

Venue: Will be emailed to members – members only survey.

 

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

Field Survey – NBMP

4th & 16th July 2018

Venue: Tatton Park, details will be emailed nearer the time.

 

Booking essential – reply to the email

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

Quarry Bank Mill Survey

21st July 2018 8.45 pm

Venue: Will be emailed to members – members only survey.

 

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

Reddisher Woods Bat Walk

26th July 2018 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Venue: Road at the side of  The Hare and Hounds. 400 Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom Bury BL0 9RY

 

A wonderful night time walk through Reddisher Woods to seek out our resident bats. Find out all about them on a fascinating evening with South Lancashire Bat Group.

 

Contact at Paul Robinson enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 for further details

Chorlton Bat Walk

28th July 201 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Venue: Chorlton

 

A wonderful night time walk through Reddisher Woods to seek out our resident bats. Find out all about them on a fascinating evening with South Lancashire Bat Group.

 

Contact Baptiste Chadeyron.  This event is not open access, and is for a specific group only, so not open to the public.

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

5th August 2018 – Start Time TBC – members watch your emails…

Venue: Meet at Help Me Thro’ public house, 141 Crostons Road Bury BL8 1AL SD796112

 

For the start of the 2018 survey

 

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

Waterway Survey – NBMP

5th August 2018 9.15 pm

Venue: Bury, details will be emailed nearer the time.

 

Booking essential – reply to the email

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

Quarry Bank Mill Survey6th August 2018 8.15 pm Venue: Will be emailed to members – members only survey.

 

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

Swarming Survey

17th and 18th August 2018 7.00 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Waterway Survey – NBMP

19th August 2018 – 8.45 pm

Venue: Bury, details will be emailed nearer the time.

 

Booking essential – reply to the email

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

Swarming Survey

1st and 2nd September 2018 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th September 2017 7.30 pm

 

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

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

National BCT Bat Conference

7th – 9th September 2018

Venue: University of Nottingham

 

The National BCT Bat Conference returns after a break last year.

Loads of talks/presentations, poster and 2 workshops, with a Bat Walk on the Friday night, and a Ceildh and fancy meal (drinking session) on the Saturday night.

 

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Swarming Survey

28th & 29th September 2018 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

2nd October 2018 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, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees

6th October 2018 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

Bat Box Check, Haigh Country Park / Duxbury Woods

20th October 2018 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th December 2018 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 Survey

TBC – January 2019 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Wales Hibernation Survey

TBC – January 2019 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Monthly Bat Group AGM

5th February 2019 7.30 pm

 

Venue: Inspiration Room, Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Road, Bury BL9 7BQ

 

Followed by a talk from Lisa Worledge, Head of Conservation Services, BCT – The Evolution of Bats.

 

Don’t miss this one!

 

All welcome, book using the email, so we have enough refreshments!

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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, and must be member of the group. 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.

 

Training workshops are available to members of the South Lancashire Bat Group 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 work of the group. The workshops are not suitable for those specifically seeking licence training for consultancy, but will be useful for all.

Anyone wanting to attend any SLBG event in order to obtain experience and then subsequent signing of any log-book, must notify the event leader only, prior to the event(s), as SLBG has a policy in place for this.

Trapping surveys will be arranged for the group, by email to all members. At the time of writing these surveys include the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project the Small Myotis Project, and the SLBG Swarming bat Survey. Places can be requested but may be limited due to the nature of the survey type. Where place cancellations cannot be filled, this may lead to reduced invites to future surveys.

For SLBG members who want to book events, please note we now have a policy for this in line with our insurance and safeguarding arrangements. The policy can be seen in both the Members page, and Governance pages of the website.

 

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