Events

March

Hibernation Survey
4th  March 2017 9.30 am till sunset
Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Law Workshop
20th March 2017 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue : The Vibe Suite, Village Hotel Bury

A great workshop which will cover all the relevant legal protection covering bats. Essential knowledge for many aspects of bat conservation work.

£10 per person booked.

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

Bat Identification Workshop
27th March 2017 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue : The Vibe Suite, Village Hotel Bury

A fabulous interactive workshop that will give you all the information you need to be able to identify bats in the hand. Expect involvement, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

£10 per person booked.

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

April

Monthly Bat Group Meeting
4th April 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

Volunteer ‘THANK YOU’ Refresher
8th April 2017 10.00 am – 4 pm

 

Venue: TBC

A Refresher training session. The morning will cover Bat Care, Lunchtime will be for Batline and Roost Visitors to join for a discussion about call handover best practice, over the ‘Thank You’ lunch provided, followed by an afternoon session on developments and refresher for the Roost Visitor role. All sessions will be open discussions so do bring along case studies and ideas for discussion.

No cost for this day – but its only open to our existing volunteers.

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

Injured Bat Workshop
30th April 2017 10 am – 4.30 pm
Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester M45 7QJ SD797041

Email for full details, £10 per person booked

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

May

BCT Northern Conference
6th May 2017 TBC
Venue: TBC

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

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Prestwich Clough Open Day Date TBC
12 pm – 5 pm
Venue : St Marys Flower Park, Prestwich Manchester SD814036

Visit or stall and buy some batty items

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

Heaton Park Bat Walk
15th May 2017 8.45 pm – 10.30 pm
Venue: Car Park off St Mary’s Road, near the Stables and Playpark

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

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

June

Bat Detector Workshop
TBC – Early June 2017 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Venue: TBC

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.

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting
6th June 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

July

Reddisher Woods Bat Walk
27th July 2017 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Venue: 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

August

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!
5th August 2017
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

Swarming Survey
18th and 19th August 2017 7.00 pm till late
Tbc

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

September

Swarming Conference
2nd – 3rd September 2017
Venue: TBC Derbyshire

The 1st Swarming conference, hosted by Derbyshire Bat Groups; Talks and trapping of a large site a guarantee (subject to the weather of course!)

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Monthly Bat Group Meeting
5th September 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

Swarming Survey
8th and 9th September 2017 6.45 pm till late
Tbc

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

Swarming Survey
29th & 30th September 2017 6.45 pm till late
Tbc

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

October

Monthly Bat Group Meeting
3rd October 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

Bat Box Check, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees

7th October 2017 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
21st October 2017 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

November

BCT Scottish Bat Conference and AGM
18th November 2017 TBC
Venue: TBC

The annual Scottish conference complete with presentations, workshops and BCT Feedback sessions. Followed by the BCT AGM

www.bats.org.uk for further details

December

Monthly Bat Group Meeting
5th December 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

2018

Monthly Bat Group AGM
6th 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, 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.

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