Events

The South Lancashire Bat Group run a number of surveys and training events for members. A full list of Events for Members is available within the members area of the site.

August 2014

Millpond Surveys
Every night for about a week!
Venue:   Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road   Bury SD796112For   the start of the 2014 surveyContact:   enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850
Tatton Park Bat Survey
10th August  2014 8.00 pm
Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RDTake part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to contribute to the biggest project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Steve Parker  at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Borsdane Woods Bat Walk/Survey
16th August 2014
Venue:   Borsdane WoodsBat   survey/walk from the Hindley end to the Aspull end and back to Hindley.Booking is   essential contact John HB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Tatton Park Bat Survey
20th August 2014 7.45 pm
Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RDTake part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these   surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to contribute to the biggest   project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Martin Prescott at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

 International  Bat Night Walk for        Venue: TBC this years’   annual bat talk and walk.    Year of the Bat
23rd August 2014 8.00 pm

           

 September 2014
Bat Group Meeting
2nd  September 2014 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
Tatton Park Bat Survey
4th September 2014 7.15 pm
Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RDTake part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these   surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to contribute to the biggest   project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Martin Prescott at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
BCT  Annual Conference
5th – 7th September 2014
Venue:   Warwick UniversityThe annual  get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh   guaranteedwww.bats.org.uk for further details
‘Batty   Canoe Challenge
13th/14th   September 2014
Venue:   Windermere, Lake District.Danny and   Helen will be undertaking a canoe challenge to raise money for South   Lancashire Bat Group and Bats without Borders. Please feel free to show your support and come along to cheer them on and let us know if you would like to   sponsor them.For more   details please contact Helen Taylor-Boyd at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Tatton Park Bat Survey                       Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside
15th September 2014 7.00pm            road, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RDTake part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat                                                                       Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will                                                               be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these                                                                   surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to                                                                       contribute to the biggest   project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Steve Parker                                                                           at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Hollins ‘Go Wild’ Event
20th/21st  September 2014
Venue:  Hollins Vale LNR, Hollins Community Centre, Hollins Lane, BuryFor more informationContact Paul Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey
27th   September 2014 time TBC
venue:   Borsdane WoodsBat   survey/walk from the Hindley end to the Aspull end and back to Hindley.Booking is   essential contact John HB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
 Tatton Park Bat Survey
30th September 2014 6.30 pm
Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RD
Take part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these   surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to contribute to the biggest   project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Martin Prescott at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
October 2014
Bat Group Meeting
7th October   2014 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
Tatton Park Bat Survey
13th October 2014 6.30 pm
Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,Knutsford WA16 6RDTake part in the massive Cheshire Meres Bat Survey on multiple dates   this summer. There will be the opportunity to trap bats on some of these   surveys, and on most you’ll get the chance to contribute to the biggest   project of the year.Booking   is essential contact Steve Parker  at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850
Bat Box Check, Haigh   Country Park / Duxbury Woods
19th  October 2014 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

Urban Naturalist at Manchester         Venue: Manchester Museum
Science Festival                                Oxford Road
25th October 2014                             Manchester M13 9PL. All welcome.

A family event with a talk and activities for the                                                                       younger     attendees, in celebration of Manchester                                                               Science Festival
Contact:     Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or                                                             0161 7648850

 November 2014
Bat Box Check, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds,Box Check Kirklees
1st  November 2013 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 4NE2Bat 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 2014
 Bat Group Meeting
2nd   December 2014 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. The workshops are not for consultants.

There will be a number of Bat trapping surveys at numerous sites across the SLBG, Merseyside and Cheshire area over the summer of 2014. This is due to our involvement with the BCT’s National Nathuisus Pipistrelle Survey.

We also have a licence application in for the swarming surveys, to continue the project we started last autumn. Assuming this is granted I am looking to conduct surveys on the weekends, of 15/16 August, 12/13 September, 03/04 October 2014. Invites will be sent nearer the time for this and will be invite only.

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