Events

Monthly Bat Group Meeting

4th 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

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

Bat Walk

7pm, Friday 7th September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Alexandra Park, off Princess Rd., Moss Side/Whalley Range

It is the Staff and Training Building with a Small Community Room called the Depot (near to the Tennis Courts) which is marked by the burgundy leaf near the top right on the map via the link below:

https://www.alexandraparkmanchester.org/facilities-map

There is a car park there.

Short introductory talk followed by wander through Alexandra  Park to seek out the resident bats.

 

This is a walk organised by the Friends of Alexandra Park. Helpers from The SLBG welcome, but contact me asap as the organisers need to know numbers.

 

Under 18’s must be accompanied by responsible adult, parent or guardian.

 

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a torch.

 

Contact: Martin direct on 07946 488467 martin.dauby@tiscali.co.uk

 

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.

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

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

LWT Volunteer Conference

6th October 2018 (times tbc – likely  9-4.30 ish)

Venue: UCLAN, Preston

 

We’ll have a stall at this annual event, selling a few batty items and proving information about bats and the group.

 

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

Platt Fields Bat Walk

Saturday 13th October

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Venue: Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HS.  SJ 85177 94378

 

10th Annual Bat Walk at followed by a gentle stroll around the boating lake to explore the amazing bats to be found in this urban oasis.

Easy access/suitable for all.  Children and vulnerable adults must be supervised. Free.

 

Simon Holden at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850 for further details.

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.

Anyone wanting to attend any SLBG event in order to obtain experience and then subsequent signing of any log-book, must notify the event leader only, prior to the event(s), as SLBG has a policy in place for this.

Trapping surveys will be arranged for the group, by email to all members. At the time of writing these surveys include the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project the Small Myotis Project, and the SLBG Swarming bat Survey. Places can be requested but may be limited due to the nature of the survey type. Where place cancellations cannot be filled, this may lead to reduced invites to future surveys.

For SLBG members who want to book events, please note we now have a policy for this in line with our insurance and safeguarding arrangements. The policy can be seen in both the Members page, and Governance pages of the website.

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