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.

Christmas doo!21st   December 2013 7.00 pm Venue : Manchester   Markets – Gluhwein Stall on St Annes Square Manchester. 

Come and   join us for a few drinks on the market before the meal (fully booked) starts   at 9 pm

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

Looking for Roosts at   Haigh Country Park 29th December 2013 10.30 am

 

Venue: Haigh CP Hall Lane Wigan SD593078 

Meet at Haigh at 10.30 am, for a wander around the woodland looking for roosts and potential   roosts.

Contact: John Harrison-Bryant or Brian   Robinson  at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161   7648850

Hibernation Survey5th January 2014 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Wales Hibernation Survey18th- 19th January 2014 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Hibernation Survey26th January 2014 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Bat Group AGM Meeting4th February 2014 7.30 pm

 

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

Talk   – TBC

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

Introduction To Bats & SLBG Workshop 22nd February 2014 9.30 – 4.30 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 Steve   Parker at enquiry@slbg.org.uk   or  0161 7648850

Hibernation Survey23rd February 2014 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Around South Lancashire – details will be sent to invited parties.
Hibernation Survey1st – 2nd March 2014 9.30 am till sunset Venue:   Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.
Monthly Bat Group Meeting1st April 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 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting3rd June 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

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:   Martin Prescott enquiry@slbg.org.uk or 0161 7648850

International Bat Night Walk for Year of the Bat23rd 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting2nd September 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

BCT Annual Conference5th – 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

Monthly Bat Group Meeting7th 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

Bat Box Check, Haigh Country Park / Duxbury Woods19th October 2014 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 Kirklees2nd 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

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

Monthly Bat Group AGM 3rd February 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

 

 

The Annual get together goes back to a popular venue. Great talks and great laugh   guaranteed. The initial programme for the 2014   National Bat Conference will be available from the BCT website this evening. Please see: www.bats.org.uk/pages/national_bat_conference.html  Early bat discounts are available until the end of April. Details of the application process for the two Partner Bat Group Bursaries will be circulated around to Partner Bat Groups by the end of April.

 

Contact: www.bats.org.uk for further details

 

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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