Events

JANUARY

Hibernation Survey3rd January 2016 9.30 am till sunset Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Wales Hibernation Survey16th - 17th January 2016 9.30 am till sunset Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Introduction To Bats & SLBG Workshop 24th January 2016 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041Find out all about bats, including walk around the Nature reserve to see how bats use the local habitat. Find out how you can join in and help the bat group conserve these wonderful creatures and have a great time doing so!!Booking is essential contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

FEBRUARY

Bat Group AGM Meeting2nd February 2016 7.30 pm  Venue: Environmental Resource Centre, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, 499-511 Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH

The AGM, followed by the partnership meeting with Lisa Worledge from BCTThen Philip Briggs from BCT will present a talk – The State of the UK’s Bats.Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Hibernation Survey6th  February 2016 9.30 am till sunset Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.

MARCH

Hibernation Survey5th March 2016 9.30 am till sunset Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Public relations in Bat Work, Workshop 7th March 2016 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041A great workshop for all those involved in bat group activities and wider afield. Whether you are interested in being a Licensed Bat Roost Visitor, or giving walks and talks or just want to chat with people in a positive way to convey your enthusiasm, this is the workshop for you. The workshop is essential for those wanting a Bat Roost Visitor Licence.Booking is essential contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

APRIL

Bat Group Meeting5th April 2016 7.30 pm Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Bat Box Check, Haigh Country Park / Duxbury Woods16th April 2016 9.30 am  Venue: Haigh CP Hall Lane Wigan SD593078 & Yarrow Bridge Pub Bolton Rd (A6) SD592160Meet 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

MAY

Prestwich Clough Open Day22nd May 201612 pm – 5 pm  Venue : St Marys Flower Park, Prestwich Manchester SD814036Visit or stall and buy some batty itemsContact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Bat Detector Workshop 28th  May 2016 4.30 pm – 11.00 pm Venue: Room TBC, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire East WA16 6QN SJ743815If 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.Booking is essential contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

JUNE

Bat Group Meeting7th June 2016 7.30 pm  Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

AUGUST

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!3rd August 2016 Venue: Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road Bury SD796112For the start of the 2016 surveyContact: Martin Prescott / Anna Cocker enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Swarming Survey19th and 20th August 2016 7.00 pm till late TbcVenue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.
International Bat Night Walk for Year of the Bat27th August 2016 8.00 pm Venue: TBCThis years’ annual bat talk and walk. But more exciting!Contact: enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 for further details

SEPTEMBER

BCT Annual Conference2nd – 4th September 2016 Venue: York UniversityThe Annual get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh guaranteedwww.bats.org.uk for further details
Bat Group Meeting6th September 2016 7.30 pm  Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Swarming Survey9thand 10th September 2016 6.45 pm till late TbcVenue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.
Swarming Survey30th September 2016 6.45 pm till late TbcVenue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to nearer the time.

OCTOBER

Swarming Survey1stOctober 2016 6.45 pm till late TbcVenue: 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. SD798127Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Bat Box Check, Haigh Country Park / Duxbury Woods9th October 2016 9.30 am  Venue: Haigh CP Hall Lane Wigan SD593078Yarrow Bridge Pub Bolton Rd (A6) SD592160Meet 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 Kirklees23rd 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 4NE2 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 Meeting1st December 2016 7.30 pm  Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127Contact: 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 SD797041This 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.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. SD798127Contact: 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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