Events

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

Millpond Survey
Every evening for about 1 week
15th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue: TBC

Its that time of year again where we head out to undertake one of our longest running surveys. We aim to survey a group of millponds in and around the Bury area. Surveys usually last for 75min after sunset
No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given on the evening about how to conduct the survey.

Contact Marin Prescott
enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 / 07946488467

Millpond Survey
Every evening for about 1 week
16th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue: TBC

Its that time of year again where we head out to undertake one of our longest running surveys. We aim to survey a group of millponds in and around the Bury area. Surveys usually last for 75min after sunset
No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given on the evening about how to conduct the survey.

Contact Marin Prescott
enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 / 07946488467

Millpond Survey
Every evening for about 1 week
17th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue: TBC

Its that time of year again where we head out to undertake one of our longest running surveys. We aim to survey a group of millponds in and around the Bury area. Surveys usually last for 75min after sunset
No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given on the evening about how to conduct the survey.

Contact Marin Prescott
enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 / 07946488467

Etherow Country Park
18th August 2016
Time: TBC

The aim of these transect surveys is to gather a picture of the species present and the surrounding habitats which will allow us to plan future projects.

No experience is necessary and will be a good opportunity to learn some new skills, brush up on existing skills or just to have a bit of fun watching bats.

If you would like to get involved please contact Baptiste on the email below so that teams and transects can be planned. Details of meeting times and exact location will be emailed out to those booked on the survey.

Contact: Baptiste at baptiste.chadeyron@gmail.com

Or 0161 7648850 leaving your name and number and the event you wish to book on to.

Millpond Survey
Every evening for about 1 week
18th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue: TBC

Its that time of year again where we head out to undertake one of our longest running surveys. We aim to survey a group of millponds in and around the Bury area. Surveys usually last for 75min after sunset
No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given on the evening about how to conduct the survey.

Contact Marin Prescott
enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 / 07946488467

Millpond Survey
Every evening for about 1 week
19th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue: TBC

Its that time of year again where we head out to undertake one of our longest running surveys. We aim to survey a group of millponds in and around the Bury area. Surveys usually last for 75min after sunset

No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given on the evening about how to conduct the survey.

Contact Marin Prescott
enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 / 07946488467

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
9th and 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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