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.

 

Bat Talk – Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes 5th December 2014 8.00 pm

Venue: Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN. SJ46089349

Contact: 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 Survey 4th January 2015 9.30 am till sunset

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

Wales Hibernation Survey 17th- 18th January 2015 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.

Hibernation Survey 1st February 2015 9.30 am till sunset

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

Bat Group AGM Meeting 3rd 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

Introduction To Bats & SLBG Workshop
7th February 2015 9.30 – 5 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 Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Hibernation Survey 22nd 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 Survey
28th Feb – 1st March 2015 9.30 am till sunset

Venue: Wales – details will be sent to invited parties.

Bat Law Workshop
14th March 2015 9.30 am – 1 pm

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

A great workshop which will cover all the relevant legal protection covering bats. Essential knowledge for many aspects of bat conservation work. This year the new licenses will also be covered.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Identification Workshop
14th March 2015 ID 2 – 5 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

A fabulous interactive workshop that will give you all the information you need to be able to identify bats in the hand. Expect involvement, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

How to Lead a Bat Walk and Bat Surveys Workshop 30th March 2015 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Venue: The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

This workshop will equip you for all the groups’ surveys, and your own and the National Bat Monitoring Programme. It will also give you some useful skills that will be needed for some of our more exciting research surveys.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Group Meeting
7th 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

Bat Handling & Processing Workshop
15th April 2015 ID 7.30 – 10.30 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

 A fabulous interactive workshop that will give you all the information you need to be able handle, process and record data. Expect involvement, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

BCT Northern Conference
18th April 2015 TBC

Venue: TBC

The Bi-annual regional conference complete with presentations, workshops and BCT Feedback sessions.

www.bats.org.uk for further details

Bat Ecology & Biology Workshop
25th April 2015 9.30 – 5 pm

Venue : The Barn, Philips Park, Whitefield Manchester SD797041

Booking is essential contact Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Prestwich Clough Open Day 17th May 2015
TBC 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

Bat Detector Workshop
30th  May 2014 4.30 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 Clare Sefton at enquiry@slbg.org.uk or  0161 7648850

Bat Group Meeting
2nd 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 Conference
6th – 7th June 2015

Venue: The Conway Centre, North Wales

Contact : BCT for details

Millpond Surveys start, every night for about a week!
3rd August 2015.

Venue: Meet at The Dusty Miller  Crostons Road Bury SD796112

For 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 Bat
29th 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

Bat Group Meeting
1st 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 Conference
11th – 13th September 2015

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

Bat Group Meeting
6th 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 Woods
18th October 2015 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

Bat Box Check, Reddisher Woods, Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Box Check Kirklees
1st 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 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 Group Meeting
1st 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

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

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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