Events

 

Hibernation Survey

6th January 2018 9.30 am till sunset

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

13th – 14th January 2018 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Introduction To Bats & SLBG Workshop

3rd February 2018 9.30 am – 4.00 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!!

£10 per person booked

 

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

Thanks with a Fire in the Cage Tower

4th February 2018 3.30 pm till later

Venue: Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport SK122NR

 

A thank you event for those who took part in the survey last year. Invites will be sent to those who took part in some way.

Monthly Bat Group AGM

6th February 2018 7.30 pm

 

Venue: Inspiration Room, Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Road, Bury BL9 7BQ

 

Followed by a talk from Lisa Worledge, Head of Conservation Services, BCT – The State of the UK’s 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

10th February 2018 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Walks, Talks and Events Workshop

21st February 2018 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm

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

 

A great workshop for all those involved in bat group activities particularly organising and delivering bat walks and talks. The workshop is essential for those wanting a Bat Roost Visitor Licence.

£10 per person booked

 

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

Wales Hibernation Survey

24th – 25th February 2018 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Public Relations in Bat Work, Workshop

28th February 2018 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm

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

 

A great workshop for all those involved in bat group activities and wider afield. Whether you are interested in being a Licensed Bat Roost Visitor, or giving walks and talks or just want to chat with people in a positive way to convey your enthusiasm, this is the workshop for you. The workshop is essential for those wanting a Bat Roost Visitor Licence.

£10 per person booked

 

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

Hibernation Survey

4th March 2018 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bats of the World Talk

7th March 2018 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Venue: Creative Living Centre, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Entry £4

 

Contact Clare Sefton enquiry@slbg.org.uk  or call 0161 7648850 and leave a message.

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

3rd April 2018 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

Injured Bat Workshop

28th April 2018 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.

Bat Detector Workshop

TBC 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Venue: TBC  – but Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR

 

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 2.5 hours 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, but you may want to bring something to eat due to the timing of the workshop.

 

You’ll need suitable outdoor clothing, pens/pencil and maybe a notebook although there will be handouts to write on.

 

Please use the directions to the site provided – satnav doesn’t work to this venue, and we need to start at 7.00 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

5th June 2018 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

2 Nights in June 2018 – Dates TBC

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

2 Nights in June 2018 – Dates TBC

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

Field Survey – NBMP

2 Nights in July 2018 – Dates TBC

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

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!

5th August 2018 ish – Start Date TBC

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

2 Nights in July 2018 – Dates TBC

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 2018 7.00 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Swarming Survey

1st and 2nd September 2018 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th September 2017 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

7th – 9th September 2018

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

28th & 29th September 2018 6.45 pm till late

Tbc

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

2nd October 2018 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

6th October 2018 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

20th October 2018 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th December 2018 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

Hibernation Survey

TBC – January 2019 9.30 am till sunset

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

TBC – January 2019 9.30 am till sunset

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

5th February 2019 7.30 pm

 

Venue: Inspiration 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!

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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