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.

 

Monthly Bat Group Meeting2nd   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

Bat Talk – Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes   5th   December 2014 8.00 pm  Venue:   Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN. SJ46089349Contact:   Steve Parker   at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161   7648850
Christmas doo!20th December   2014 7.00 pm Venue :   Manchester Markets – Gluhwein Stall on St. Annes Square Manchester.Come and   join us for a few drinks from 6 pm ish on the market before the meal (fully   booked) which is booked for 8 pm

 

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

Hibernation Survey4th January   2015 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Wales Hibernation   Survey17th- 18th   January 2015 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Hibernation Survey1st   February 2015 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Group AGM Meeting3rd   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

Hibernation Survey22nd   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

Wales Hibernation   Survey28th Feb –   1st March 2015 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Monthly Bat Group Meeting7th 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

BCT Northern   Conference18th   April 2015 TBC Venue:   TBCThe   Bi-annual regional conference complete with presentations, workshops and BCT   Feedback sessions.

 

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Prestwich Clough Open   Day 2015 TBC 12 pm – 5 pm Venue   : St Marys Flower Park, Prestwich Manchester SD814036Visit   or stall and buy some batty items

 

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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting2nd 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 Conference6th   – 7th June 2015 Venue: The   Conway Centre, North WalesContact :   BCT for details
Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!TBC Venue:   Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road   Bury SD796112For   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 Bat29th   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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting1st   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 Conference11th – 13th September 2015 Venue:   Warwick UniversityThe   Annual get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh   guaranteed

 

www.bats.org.uk   for further details

Monthly Bat Group Meeting6th 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 Woods18th   October 2015 9.30 am  Venue: Haigh   CP Hall Lane Wigan SD593078Yarrow   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

Bat Box Check,   Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees1st   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 4NE2 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting1st   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

Monthly 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

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 aimed at consultants, although they may benefit from them.

We also have a licence application in for the swarming surveys, to continue the project we started last autumn. Assuming this is granted we will be looking to conduct surveys on the weekends, of 21/22 August, 18/19 September, 09/10 October 2015. Invites will be sent nearer the time for this and will be invite only.

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