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.

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

26th   April 2014 about 7pm start

Venue: Borsdane Woods

Bat survey/walk from the Hindley end to the Aspull end and back to   Hindley. start at Hindley Mill Lane entrance (by the railway tracks)

Booking is   essential contact John HB at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

May 2014

Tatton Park Bat Survey

 

1st May 2014 7.45 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

Greenmount Open Day 

5th May 2014, 12.30 to 4:30 pm

 

Venue : Nailors Field opposite Greenmount Village Old School,   Brandlesholme Road, Greenmount Bury BL8 4DS. SD77781433

 

Visit our stall and buy some batty items.

 

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

Tatton Park Bat Survey

 

12th May 2014 8.00 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 Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

Bat   Detector Workshop

17th    May 2014 5 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 Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

17th   May 2014 time TBC

Venue:   Borsdane Woods

Bat   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

Canoe Survey

17th May   2013

meeting at 1pm usually   finishes at 4pmish

Venue: TBC

 

Join us   canoeing the local waterways to survey nooks and crannies for bat activity!   No experience necessary and a great way for beginners to get some survey   experience. Martin Prescott is our supervisor (licence holder) for the day.

 

Booking is   essential contact Helen Taylor-Boyd at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

Prestwich   Clough Open Day

18th   May 2014 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

Tatton Park Bat Survey

 

27th May 2014 8.30 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

June 2014

Bat Group Meeting

3rd June 2014 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

Wigan Flashes Open Day

14th June 2014

Venue:   TBC

 

Contact:   John HB enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

Tatton Park Bat Survey – All Nighter

 

14th June 2014 9.00 pm

Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,
Knutsford WA16 6RD

Although this is an all night survey   it is made up of two parts – a dusk and a dawn, you could do one or the other   or ideally both, there will probably be a BBQ in between!

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

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

28th   June 2014 time TBC

Venue:   Borsdane Woods

Bat   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

 

26th June 2014 9.00 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

July 2014

Tatton Park Bat Survey – All Nighter

 

11th July 2014 9.00 pm

Venue: Tatton Park. Meet at The Swan, Mereside Rd, Bucklow Hill,
Knutsford WA16 6RD

Although this is an all night survey   it is made up of two parts – a dusk and a dawn, you could do one or the other   or ideally both, there will probably be a BBQ in between!

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

Tatton Park Bat Survey

 

18th July 2014 7.45 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 Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

19th   July 2014 time TBC

Venue:   Borsdane Woods

Bat   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

Hollingworth   Lake Nathusius Project Survey

26th   July 2014

Meeting   at 7pm

Venue:   Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre Car Park

As   part of BCT’s National   Nathuisus Pipistrelle Survey we will survey around Hollingworth Lake in   Littleborough.

Booking is   essential contact Helen Taylor-Boyd  at   enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

August 2014

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

TBC

Venue:   Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road   Bury SD796112

 

For   the start of the 2014 survey

 

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

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

16th   August 2014 time TBC

Venue:   Borsdane Woods

Bat   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 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

International   Bat Night Walk for Year of the Bat

23rd August 2014 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 2014

Bat Group Meeting

2nd   September 2014 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

Tatton Park Bat Survey

 

4th September 2014 7.15 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

BCT   Annual Conference

5th   – 7th September 2014

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

‘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

 

15th September    2014 7.00 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 Steve Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or    0161 7648850

Borsdane   Woods Bat Walk/Survey

27th   September 2014 time TBC

Venue:   Borsdane Woods

Bat   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.

SD798127

 

Contact:   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 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 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 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

Urban Naturalist at Manchester Science Festival

25th     October 2014 time tbc

 

Venue: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13     9PL. All welcome.

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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

2nd   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 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 2014

Bat Group Meeting

2nd   December 2014 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.

 

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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