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  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018
    7:30 pmEpperstone Village Hall

    Our regular indoor meeting.  Details will be confirmed nearer the time

    Along with the usual group business we have a talk by Dr David Hill. David, formerly of Sussex Uni and author of a number of bat research papers, developed the Sussex Autobat. Amongst other successful uses the development of this ‘original’ acoustic lure by David (working with Frank Greenaway) was instrumental in us understanding more about our Bechstein’s bat population (via the BCT project) and barbastelle bats. David has also undertaken research in a number of other countries. More info on David's talk will be sent in due course (including confirmation of the venue) but this will be a talk not to miss.

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmTBC

    Our AGM. We also have a speaker coming to talk to us.

    Details will be confirmed nearer the time

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018
    10am - 2pmClumber Park

    For the last two years Ben McLean, a member of the bat group, has been surveying some of the trees at Clumber Park and had a good deal of success finding bats.  We have been invited to join him on his April survey which last year was his most productive month.

    No special equipment is needed beyond a small torch (the LED type are the best).

    The park is likely to be busy that day so it would be good to keep the number of cars as low as possible so please car share if possible.

    To book a place please use our event booking form

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    7:00 pmTBC

    Meeting 7pm at a pub (location tbc - will be in the north of the county) then we will set off in teams to complete several transects at sunset 8.30 pm for approx. 1.5 hours as part of the EEL project. Meeting at the pub for a drink and possibly food if people would like before heading out. Latest time to arrive is 8pm. For bookings contact Angelena Efstathiou or use the events booking form

    The purpose is to collect more data in some of the current data gaps before our project ends in May. Help NBG to fill in the blanks! No prior knowledge required just bat buddies to Team up and use our Anabats to collect bat data in as many empty tetrads as we can.

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    TBCUniversity of Leicester

    This event is organised by the Bat Conservation Trust.  More details from www.bats.org.uk/pages/midlandconference.html

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amClumber Park

    We will be checking some of the boxes at Clumber Park. We usually find Noctule, Leisler's and Soprano Pipistrelle.

    Please book using our event booking form, Natasja is leading this survey.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    9:00 amCENTER PARCS, EDWINSTOWE

    -- This event is Fully Booked--

    We check the boxes every year here and usually find lots of bats including Noctule and Leisler's. We are usually out until mid-afternoon. For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a few places available. This event will be lead by Phil Carter.

    Please book using our event booking form. Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    8:15 pmAttenborough Nature Reserve

    This event has been canceled due to bats being at the last stages of gestation

    On Friday 1st June we will be undertaking a survey at Attenborough Nature Reserve. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 20:15 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey it's part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    TBCFlintham (see below)

    Barbastelle bat radio-tracking. If you are interested in assisting Matt Cook with some bat radio-tracking from Fri 27 July then please drop him a line via mattcook@hotmail.co.uk . Matt is planning on catching and radio-tagging a barbastelle (possibly two) at Flintham (or possibly near Lowdham), and then radio-tracking her for a week. He is, therefore, looking for teams of 2-3 people to help locate roosts in the afternoon and / or follow the bats at night following their emergence.

    This is part of the Nottinghamshire Barbastelle Project: https://insideecology.com/2018/01/22/the-nottinghamshire-barbastelle-project/

    Previous experience of radio-tracking, particularly of bats, is preferred, but not essential as ‘on-the-job’ training can be provided. An ability to work outdoors and read maps is required though.

    Please let Matt know as soon as poss if you are able to help with this fascinating fieldwork and more info will be provided in a couple of weeks.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    7:10 pmTBC

    On Saturday 11th August we will be undertaking a survey, location to be confirmed. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 20:15 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmAttenborough

    On Friday 17th August we will be undertaking a survey at Attenborough. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 19:30 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018
    7:15 pmWollaton

    On Sunday 26th August we will be undertaking a survey at Wollaton. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 19:15 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmEpperstone Village Hall

    Our indoor meeting at Epperstone Village Hall, details will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018
    6:50 pmColwick CP

    On Wednesday 5th September we will be undertaking a survey in Colwick. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 18:50 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    University of Nottingham

    The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and is comprised of a range of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner on the Saturday evening. The event is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catchup with old friends and meet new ones.

    See  BCT website for more details.
    http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/national_bat_conference.html

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018
    6:30 pmLindhurst Lake

    On Friday 14th September we will be undertaking a survey at
    Lindhurst Lake. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 18:30 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    6:15 pmGirton

    On Sunday 16th September we will be undertaking a survey at Girton. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 18:15 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    6:05 pmSkylarks

    On Friday 21th September we will be undertaking a survey in Skylarks. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 18:05 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018
    5:50 pmAttenborough

    On Friday 28th September we will be undertaking a survey at Attenborough. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 17:50 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    5:40 pmColwick

    On Tuesday 2th October we will be undertaking a survey at Colwick. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 17:40 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    5:20 pmGirton

    On Wednesday 10th October we will be undertaking a survey at Girton. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 17:20 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    5:10 pmRutland Water

    On Saturday 13th October we will be undertaking a survey at Rutland Water. You must book on to attend the survey. Please do so by emailing Angelena Efstathiou direct at nottsbatgirl@gmail.com – please be aware that places are limited.

    Start time will be approximately 17:10 – more details will be sent to those who book on.

    These survey is part of the BCT National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project and conducts harp trapping surveys at various sites around the county as part of this Project. For more information please see http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmNottingham

    We are delighted to announce the end of our 3 year Heritage Lottery funded Echolocation Location Project and we are inviting you to the launch of our 'The Bats of Nottinghamshire' book. This is a FREE event but ticketed as numbers in the venue are limited.

    To book a place, please use the Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-bat-group-celebration-evening-tickets-51317578258

    The event will include a talk on the project, bat themed halloween quiz and raffle. Come and find out more information about the bats of Nottinghamshire and how we managed to record bat records in over 90% of the county! Refreshments can be purchased from the bar and free nibbles will be available during the quiz. We hope you will join us in celebrating!

    Nottinghamshire Bat Group received £67,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project called ‘EchoLocation Location’. Led by volunteers from the local community, the project focused on identifying the distribution and status of bats within Nottinghamshire to help protect the key habitats and sites which these charismatic but often misunderstood animals rely on.

    If you need to get in contact or have any questions please email us at - nottsbatgroup@gmail.com

    For more information on the project please see our website http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/echolocation-location/

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    9:00 amCenter Parcs

    We check the boxes here every year and usually find lots of bats including Noctule and Leisler's. We are usually out until mid-afternoon. For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a few places available. This event will be led by Phil Carter.

    Please book by emailing Phil direct at lyndaandphil@tiscali.co.uk. Fully booked!
    Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from Phil.

  • Mon
    26
    Nov
    2018
    TBCTBC

    Our indoor meeting details will be confirmed nearer the time.