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.
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.

FEBRUARY

Hibernation Survey

1st February 2015 9.30 am till sunset

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

3rd February 2015 7.30 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

The AGM, followed by the partnership meeting with Lisa Worledge from BCT.
Talk – Bats and Disease, presented by Lisa Worledge from BCT

Contact: Brian Robinson at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Introduction To Bats & SLBG Workshop

7th February 2015 9.30 – 5 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

Find 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 Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Hibernation Survey

22nd February 2015 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Talk – The Small Myotis Project – Whiskered, Brandt’s or Alcathoe?

27th February 2015 8.00 pm

 

Venue: The Brown Cow, Burrs, Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA. All welcome. SD798127

Talk – The Small Myotis Project – Whiskered, Brandt’s or Alcathoe? Presented by Phil Brown following his Masters Research.

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

 
MARCH

Wales Hibernation Survey

28th Feb – 1st March 2015 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Law Workshop

14th March 2015 9.30 am – 1 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester M45 7QJ SD797041

A great workshop which will cover all the relevant legal protection covering bats. Essential knowledge for many aspects of bat conservation work. This year the new licenses will also be covered.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Identification Workshop

14th March 2015 ID 2 – 5 pm

Venue : The Barn, PhilipsPark, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

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.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

How to Lead a Bat Walk and Bat Surveys Workshop

30th March 2015 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Venue: The Barn, PhilipsPark, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

This workshop will equip you for all the groups’ surveys, and your own and the National Bat Monitoring Programme. It will also give you some useful skills that will be needed for some of our more exciting research surveys.

 

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

APRIL

Bat Group Meeting

7th April 2015 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 Handling & Processing Workshop

15th April 2015 ID 7.30 – 10.30 pm

Venue : The Barn, PhilipsPark, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

A fabulous interactive workshop that will give you all the information you need to be able handle, process and record data. Expect involvement, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

BCT Northern Conference

18th April 2015 TBC

Venue: TBC

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

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Bat Ecology & Biology Workshop

25th April 2015 9.30 – 5 pm

Venue : The Barn, PhilipsPark, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850


MAY

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

5th May 2015
8pm till late

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

 

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

12th May 2015
8pm till late

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB atenquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Prestwich Clough Open Day

17th May 2015
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

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

19th May 2015
8:30pm till late

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

 28th May 2015
8:30pm till late

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Detector Workshop

30th  May 2014 4.30 pm – 11.30 pm

Venue: The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

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.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850


JUNE

Bat Group Meeting

2nd June 2015 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

Welsh Bat Conference

6th – 7th June 2015

Venue: The Conway Centre, North Wales

Contact : BCT for details

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

9th June 2015
9pm till late 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

16th June 2015
9pm till late 

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

 23rd June 2015
9pm till late

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Rare Bat Ramblings around Rochdale

30th June 2015
9pm till late 

 

Venue: TBC – Rochdale and Surrounding Areas

The hunt for the elusive Nathusius pipistrelle continues this year. We have records of this rare bat species in the Rochdale area and are keen to find out where they like to hang out. We will be doing bat detector surveys around areas where the habitat may be suitable. Although we are focusing on Nathusius, we will very likely come across a range of other species and these records will contribute to our group database and our knowledge of how bats may be using our area.

Great for people of all surveying ability; a relatively good level of fitness is required for survey walks.

Booking is essential contact Helen TB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

AUGUST

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

3rd August 2015.

Venue: Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road Bury SD796112

For the start of the 2015 survey

Contact: Martin Prescott / Anna Cocker enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

International Bat Night Walk for Year of the Bat

29th August 2015 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

SEPTEMBER

Bat Group Meeting

1st September 2015 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

BCT Annual Conference

11th – 13th September 2015

Venue: Warwick University

The Annual get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh guaranteed

www.bats.org.uk for further details

 
OCTOBER

Bat Group Meeting

6th October 2015 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

18th October 2015 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

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

1st November 2015 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 2015 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 Group AGM

2nd February 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

 

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.

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