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  • Mon
    04
    Jan
    2016
    7:30 pmThe White Post pub, Farnsfield

    We are starting the year with a new venue which will hopefully become our new home.  The White Post pub has great road links from all areas of the county which we hope make it a much more accessible location.

    For our first meeting of the year we will be welcoming Lisa Worledge from BCT who will be speaking on '' The state of the UK's bats'.  There will also be our usual updates on all aspects of the group's work including our EchoLocation Location project.

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016
    7.30 -9.30pmTBC

    our regular indoor meeting

  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016
    9:30 amRushcliffe Country Park

    We survey the purpose made bat hibernacula every January and February as part of the National Bat Monitoring Scheme.  This visit is open to members of the bat group only and numbers are limited to avoid disturbance to any bats in the tunnel.  Please contact info@nottsbatgroup to book a place.

    This visit is now fully booked but we will be arranging the February visit soon.

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  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    9.30am - 4pmTBC

    Members only and places limited to 12. We have been given permission to survey some mature trees for bat roosts and install a dozen bat boxes at a small woodland near Southwell. There will also be the opportunity for anyone professionally trained and with all their own LOLER certified equipment to climb and inspect some trees (at their own risk), and to try out endoscopes under the supervision of licensed bat ecologists. It will be a fairly informal day - please contact Matt Cook to book a place: info@nottsbatgroup.co.uk

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    9:00 amCresswell Crags

    An early start to enable us to survey the public caves before the paying public arrive. Spaces are limited to 12 and for members only. If it's over-subscribed then priority will be given to those who haven't been before.

    This event is fully booked

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    9:30 amTBC
    Chris Turner will be leading some training on assessing and inspecting trees for bats - from the ground and using endoscopes - in two Notts woodlands on these dates. More details TBC. These events are for group members only. Please contact Chris for more info info@nottsbatgroup.co.uk
    The session on the 20th is now fully booked and only one place left for the 13th.
  • Mon
    07
    Mar
    2016
    7.30 - 9.30pmWhite Post Inn, Farnsfield

    After a brief AGM we will look at various bat related issues and topics.  More details will be posted nearer the time.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    TBCYarnfield Park, Staffordshire

    This is a biannual event organised by The Bat Conservation Trust.   It will be a full day of talks and workshops about many aspects of bat work in our region.  Full details and booking information will be available soon.

     

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmIdle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

    We are helping at The Idle Valley 'Spot it, ID it' event by running a basic bat detector workshop.  It's aimed at beginners to the world of bat detecting and will cover all you need to know to use a heterodyne bat detector (The type that cost less than £100 e.g. Magenta 4 or 5).  There will be a session in the classroom before (weather permitting) we venture out onto the reserve to look for bats.

    The course is free but booking via the Idle Valley Nature Reserve is essential.  To book please call 01777 713941

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmClumber Park

    We are running a bat walk for the National Trust.  There will be an indoor talk about bats before we venture out into the park to find some.

    Booking essential via the National Trust

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016
    Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    TBCTBC

    Please see the projects page and contact the bat group for further information.

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016
    8.00pm - 10.00pmSkylarks Nature Reserve, Holme Pierrepont

    We will be attending the Skylarks Nature Reserve Festival on Tuesday 25th August for 2.00pm - 8.00pm so come an say hello!  Please visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/skylarks/ for details about the event and reserve.

    There will be a bat walk around the reserve from 8.00pm.  Skylarks is a great place for bats where most of the Nottinghamshire species can be found.  Booking is essential so please contact us by email at nottsbatgroup@gmail.com.  Please include a contact phone number in case of poor weather.

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    8:15 pmColwick Park

    The Nottinghamshire Bat Group will be running a bat walk at Colwick Park on Saturday 27th August at 8.15pm. We should be installing new bat boxes earlier in the day. Booking essential.  To book a place/s please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com. It's free but the numbers are limited.

  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016
    7.30 -10.00pmBesthorpe Nature Reserve

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    September is the best month to look for bats with a detector.  Several reasons but the main one is its dark earlier!

    Instead of our indoor meeting this month we would like to cover an under recorded part of the county.  We've chosen the Collingham, Besthorpe and Girton areas where  we have some records but some obvious species missing.  It's a very watery place so there should be Daubenton's on the reserve and on the river.

    Depending on how many people we get we can split up into groups to cover as large an area as possible.

    Please let us know if you are able to come.  We will be meeting at 7.30 at the car park off Trent Lane at SK8180 6401

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    TBCTBC

    We are part of the National BCT Nathusius' project and trap at various sites in the county.  Please see the Nathusius' project page and contact us (details in the project update on the project page) if you are interested.

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    7.30 -9.30pmWhite Post Pub, Farnsfield, Notts, NG22 8HN

    Our regular indoor meeting.

    There will be reports on our activities this summer include an update on the Echolocation Location, Nathusius' and Barbastelle projects.