Events

Hibernation Survey

5th January 2019 10.00 am till sunset

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

6th January 2019 11.00 am till sunset

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

19th – 20th January 2019 9.30 am till sunset

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

2nd February 2019 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Monthly Bat Group AGM

5th February 2019 7.30 pm

 

Venue: Vibe 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

Hibernation Survey

23rd February 2019 11.00 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Talk – Batting in the Channel

1st March 2019 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Venue: The Lamppost Café, Woodhill Road, Burrs Country Park, Bury BL8 1DA

 

Batting in The Channel Islands by Annika Binet, Chair of Jersey Bat Group

A brief history of bat work in the Channel Islands; from playing catch-up to helping lead the way with new technology, and all the discoveries, hard work and filed work fails along the way

 

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – members only event.

 

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

Wales Hibernation Survey

2nd – 3rd March 2019 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Law (am), Bat Identification (pm), Introduction to VBRV Licence Training (pm)

 

30th March 2019 9.30 am – 6.00 pm

 

 

Venue :  The Peel Room, The Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Rd, Walmersley Bury BL9 5NA

 

A very popular set of workshops for all those involved in bat group activities and wider afield, for those who want to know about the present legislation protecting bats, followed by a very detailed view of identification of bats, and finally a session on The training programme for Volunteer bat Roost Visitors for Natural England, and what the training entails. All workshops are essential for those wanting a Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor Licence.

£10 per person per workshop booked – except the VBRV Licence Training which is free of cost.

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

2nd April 2019 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

BCT Northern Conference

6th April 2019 9.30 am  – 5.00 pm

Venue: Lancaster University.

 

The Bi-annual regional conference complete with presentations, workshops and BCT Feedback sessions.

 

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Wigan Golf Club Arley Wigan Transect Surveys 

11th April 2019 19:00 hrs, finish about 21:30 hrs

Venue : Meet at Arley Golf Club, Arley Lane, Wigan WN1 2UH Grid reference SD 58608 10511.

 

We are going to do transect surveys  with golf club members as part of a year-long study of the bat populations.              SATNAV WARNING- if coming from Blackrod direction, avoid the back roads and enter via Red Rock Lane.

 

Members Only.

 

Contact John HB at batrecords@slbg.org.uk or 0161 764 8850

Injured Bat Workshop

13th April 2019 10 am – 4.30 pm

Venue :  The Peel Room, The Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Rd, Walmersley Bury BL9 5NA

 

Email for full details, £10 per person booked

 

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

Broadhurst Park Bat Walk

27th April 2019, 20.00-21.30

Venue: Broadhurst Park, St Mary’s Road, Moston Manchester M40 0FJ

 

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

 

Contact Martin Prescott at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850.  This event is not open access, and is for a specific group only, so not open to the public. Members can attend

Bat Box Check, Tatton Park

4th May 2019 2.00 pm

 

Venue: Details will be emailed to members – booking essential to the email address below

 

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

BCT Welsh Bat Conference

10-12th May 2019 TBC

Venue: Wrexham University.

 

The Bi-annual regional conference complete with presentations, workshops and BCT Feedback sessions.

 

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Ladybarn  Park Bat Walk

22nd May 2019, 21.00-23.00

Venue: Ladybarn Park, Mauldeth Road Station, Mauldeth Road, Manchester M19 1BA

 

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

 

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850.  This event is not open access, and is for a specific group only, so not open to the public. Members can attend.

Holcombe Bioblitz

31st May 2019  8.00 pm

Venue : Holcombe Moor/ Reddisher Woods Bury, meeting point TBC

 

Survey of the MoD land and nature reserve within the boundary. Surveys will be acoustic and potentially trapping if conditions (bat pregnancy & weather) are suitable.

 

Members Only

 

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

Bat Talk, Ingol Nature Reserve

1st June 2019, 2.00 pm

Venue: Intact Centre 49 Whitby Ave, Preston PR2 3YP

 

A bat talk for the local Nature reserve, covering all aspects of bat ecology and conservation.

 

Members Only. Must advise Steve if wanting to come.

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th June 2019 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.

Lesser Horseshoe NBMP Counts

5th & 19th June 2019

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

12th  & 24th June 2019

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

Bat Detector Workshop

8th June 2019 5.45 pm – 11.00 pm

Venue: The Lamppost Café, Woodhill Road, Burrs Country Park, Bury BL8 1DA

 

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, as well as a pasty later on, but you may want to bring something extra to eat due to the timing of the workshop. The workshop is in a café so cake will also be available; its good, trust me!

 

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

Bat Walk

29th June 2019, meet 9.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Broadhurst Park, Moston. M40 0FJ

 

Walk and brief talk for the Friends of Broadhurst Park.

This event is for a specific group and is not open to the public. Members can attend.

 

Contact: Martin Prescott

07946 488467

Field Survey – NBMP

3rd & 17th July 2019

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

Bat Walk

25th July 2019, meet 8.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Hare & Hounds, 400 Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom Bury BL0 9RY

 

Walk and brief talk at Reddisher Woods, Ramsbottom.

This event is open to the public. Members can also attend.

 

Contact: Paul Robinson 0161 7648850 enquiry@slbg.org.uk

Wardley Hall Bat Survey

27th July 8.45 pm

Venue: Meet at Wardley Hall, Wardley Hall Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2ND

 

A new site, a new survey for 2019!

 

Members only.

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

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

3rd August 8.15 pm

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

8th August 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

Swarming Survey

17th and 18th August 2019 7.00 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Waterway Survey – NBMP

19th August 2019 – 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

30th and 31st August 2019 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Moston Brook Bat Walk

2nd September 2019, 19.45 hrs

Venue: NEPHRA 27 Parkfield Rd North New Moston, Manchester, M40 3TB

 

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

 

Contact Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850.  This event is not open access, and is for a specific group only, so not open to the public. Members can attend

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

3rd September 2019 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

6th – 8th September 2019

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

27th & 28th September 2019 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Broadhurst Park Bat Walk

28th September 2019, 18.30 hrs

Venue: Broadhurst Park, St Mary’s Road, Moston Manchester M40 0FJ

 

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

 

Contact Martin Prescott at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850.  This event is not open access, and is for a specific group only, so not open to the public. Members can attend

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

1st October 2019 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 Box Check, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees

5th October 2019 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

19th October 2019 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

Hibernation Workshop

27th November 2019 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm ish

Venue: TBC – Bury area

 

Come and find out all about the fascinating subject of hibernations and the stresses and strains on hibernating bats, and how to act in hibernation sites to reduce the impact on them so we can conduct our counts whilst minimising disturbance.

 

£10 per person.

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

3rd December 2019 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

Wales Hibernation Survey

TBC – December 2019 9.30 am till sunset

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

TBC – January 2020 9.30 am till sunset

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

TBC – January 2020 9.30 am till sunset

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

4th February 2020 7.30 pm

 

Venue: TBC

 

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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