• Need help now? National Bat Helpline: 0345 1300 228
 

Home / Our upcoming events

  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015
    Ploughman Wood

    This will be the first survey of a new bat box scheme which was installed last winter.

    This event is for members only

    ploughman-wood

  • Mon
    02
    Nov
    2015
    7:30 pmMain Street Methodist Church Hall, Carlton

    This meeting we will be welcoming Dr Dani Linton who will be speaking to us about a long running bat research project.

    danilinton

    WYTHAM BAT PROJECT has undertaken more than 33,000 box checks of the 1265 Schwegler boxes in Wytham Woods since 2006.
    Over 3800 bats have been ringed and around 1000 bats per annum are recorded in their day roosts. Dr Dani Linton (formerly of Oxford University and WildCRU) will provide an overview of what this research can tell us about woodland bat populations; from colony sizes and roost switching behaviour to breeding phenology and demographics. Case studies of ringed individuals will also illustrate the complexity of bats' social networks and fission-fusion patterns of roost selection.

  • 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.

    rushcliffe 04s

  • 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

    I


    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.

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2017
    7:00 amThe Canalhouse, Canal Street Nottingham

    Join us for an informal get together from 7.00pm onwards at the Canalhouse in Nottingham City Centre.  Lots of on street parking (£1 after 6pm) nearby but if you have mobility issues we may be able to arrange parking in the private car park next to the Canalhouse.

     

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    1.00pm - 4.00pmNottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

    A session for all of our bat carers and for people who are interested in becoming involved.  There will be time to discuss any issues that arose last year and to share experiences.  The will also be training on care methods and a look at equipment requirements.  For potential new carers it's a great opportunity to learn about what's involved.

    Existing carers should have received an invite already, but if you are a potential new care please contact nottsbatgroup@gmail.com for details

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    TBC probably 2pmEpperstone Village Hall

    FULLY BOOKED

    An afternoon of presentations, training and practicals to include the following:

    A brief intro to the bat group and what we do / will be getting up to this season, with a focus on our 'echolocation location' project.

    An hours presentation on the National Nathusius' Pipistrelle and Barbastelle Projects to put them into context, outline findings to date, etc.

    A 30 minute presentation on basic bat ID.

    Training and a practical demo of our some of our bat detectors.

    Basic training on 'advanced' bat survey techniques (setting up harp traps, mist nets and acoustic lures).

    A brief update / information for those interested in training to become a Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor for Natural England.

    The focus of this informal event would be for those of you who are fairly new to the bat group or haven't been able to get that involved in our projects much to date, and might like to in the coming months, but of course all members are very welcome....

    Please use our event booking form to book a place

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    TBCTBC

    Weekend of 7/8/9th April - Following on from the excellent recent Social Calls Workshop hosted by Neil Middleton of BatAbility (http://batability.co.uk/), which reiterated the possibility of locating Nathusius' pipistrelle mating roosts by listening for social calls of this species, and in tandem with our involvement with BCT's National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project (NNPP) (http://nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/), we will be undertaking an evening transect at a site along the River Trent, along with a pre-dawn back-tracking survey subject to reasonably favourable weather. The site/s will probably be in the area of Colwick Country Park / Holme Pierrepont. Which day/s and further details will be provided nearer the time.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please use our event booking form to express an interest and we will contact you to confirm.

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017
    10am - 1pmClumber Park

    For the last year 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. There are still a few places remaining but it is now too late to add you onto the car parking list so you would have to pay the National Trust £7 charge (free if you are a member of the NT)

     

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017
    10:00 amClumber Park

    We will be checking some of the boxes at Clumber Park. We usually find nocturne,  Leisler's and soprano pipistrelle

    Please book using our event booking form

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    9:00 amCenter Parcs, Edwinstowe

    FULLY BOOKED

    We check the boxes every year here and usually fine 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.

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

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 pmHolme Pierrepont and Skylarks Nature Reserve

    POSTPONED

    Our annual event to wake our ears up to hearing bats on a detector. The Holme Pierrepont and Skylarks Nature Reserve areas should give us a good opportunity to find several different species.  It's also one of our best areas for Nathusius' pipistrelle with lots of roosting potential.

    Please express an interest using our event booking form and we will let you know when a location is arranged.

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    TBCCreswell Crags

    FULLY BOOKED

    early season swarming survey, with a focus on barbastelle bats for the Nottinghamshire Barbastelle Project (http://77.104.132.132/~sunday85/nottsbatgroup.org.uk/barbastelle-project/).

    Note that the above surveys are dependent on the prevailing Spring weather and may be switched if deemed more appropriate nearer the time (the dates are fixed though).

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please use our event booking form to express an interest and we will contact you to confirm.

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    TBCTBC

    Sat 6th May (with Fri 7th as a 'weather back-up') - Trapping / netting on the NNPP or the Nottinghamshire Barbastelle Project - site and details to be confirmed nearer the time.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please use our event booking form to express an interest and we will contact you to confirm.

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A harp trapping survey as part of the BCT National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project (see here for project details)

    Spaces are very limited.  Please book using our event booking form

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    6.30pm - 10.00pmAttenborough Nature Reserve

    FULLY BOOKED

    This is a free course funded by our Echolocation Location Heritage Lottery funded project

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds. The workshop will be led by Lisa Worledge, Head of Conservation Services at the Bat Conservation Trust .  There will also be infromation about how you could help with the National Bat Monitoring Programme and our Echolocation Location project.

    Full details available here

    Directions to Attenborough Nature Reserve available here

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    7.30pm - 10.30pmCollingham Youth and Community Centre and RSPB Langford Lowfields

    An introduction to the heterodyne bat detector.

    This free course which is funded by our Heritage Lottery 'Echolocation Location' project and with help people new to bat detecting get the most from the basic bat detector.

    There are two parts to the evening.  Firstly we will spend some time inside learning how bats use sound to navigate and how we can interpret the sounds coming from the detector.

    After the indoor session we will venture out onto the nearly RSPB Langford Lowfields Nature Reserve to put the indoor session into practice.

    A detector will be provided if you need one but please bring a set of headphones with you (ipod/phone type are perfect) as it will help you to concentrate on just your detector rather than those close by. You will also hear far more bats with them!

    Please use our event booking form to book a place

     

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A harp trapping survey as part of the BCT National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project (see here for project details)

    Spaces are very limited.  Please book using our event booking form

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    2.00pm - 5.00pmClumber Park

    CANCELLED will be rearranged for a future data

    We will be checking the newest scheme of Kent bat boxes.

     

     

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    TBCTBC

    Barbastelle bat radio-tracking. Ideally, this will be undertaken to target this species at a private estate. However, this will be subject to access confirmed nearer the time. In the event that we are unable to complete the surveys here during the above periods then an alternative radio-tracking  / advanced bat surveys strategy will be devised and undertaken, which may target barbastelle bats elsewhere, Nathusius' pips, or another uncommon species in the county. The primary aim of any radio-tracking will be to locate roosts and so will not involve as much nocturnal fieldwork as in 2016, although some will still be required. There will also be a requirement for daytime 'roost-finders'.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please use our event booking form to express an interest and we will contact you to confirm.

     

  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    9:00 pmAttenborough Nature Reserve

    We complete three transects of the reserve twice a year in spring and late summer.  Attenborough is one of the best sites in the county for bats and we usually get a range of species.  If you would like to help with this survey please book using the event booking form.  We need at least six people if we are to do all of the transects including at least three who know the reserve.

  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    7.00pm - 11.00pmGoadby Marwood, Leicestershire

    FULLY BOOKED

    This training will be delivered by Barry Collins who has many years of professional church survey experience.

    Please download the  Bats in Churches Training 2017 leaflet for more details.

    This event is for paid up members of the bat group only. Please book using our event booking form.  Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    overnightRutland Water

    Overnight trapping to target female Nathusius’ pipistrelle. Any (up to 2) healthy female Nathusius’ pipistrelle caught would then be radio-tagged and radio-tracked that night to locate the roost(s). Subsequently, they would then be radiotracked by Leics & Rutland Bat Group volunteers the following 1-2 nights, and then mainly by day for up to 10 days with the aim of finding and documenting further roosts, and undertaking roost counts and recording emergence activity.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Location to be confirmed but likely sites include Ploughman Wood, Flintham and Creswell Crags

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    TBCCreswell Crags

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    TBCTBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    TBCColwick Park

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    TBCThoresby Estate

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Mon
    18
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmThe White Post Pub on the A614 near Farnsfield

    Our indoor meeting since the spring will include updates on our EchoLocation Location project, some results of the summers tracking, a report on one of our bat box schemes and a look forward to future surveys and events.

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    TBCWollaton Park

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    TBCRufford Country Park

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    TBCGirton Sailing Lakes

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    TBCIdle Valley Reserve area, Retford

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    TBCRutland Water

    A trapping session as part of the National Nathusius' Project. We will be checking bat boxes beforehand.

    Please note that you must be a paid-up member of NBG to be able to participate in our surveys, so that you're insured

    Please email nottsbatgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in attending

    Please ensure that you register your interest in any survey at least 48 hours beforehand by emailing the contact above.
    Surveys cannot proceed without at least 6 people confirmed as attending, but are also limited to a maximum of 10 people.
    Please also therefore ensure you give us as much notice as possible if you belatedly have to cancel your attendance.

  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmEpperstone Village Hall
    We have a talk lined up from Phil Bych, Barry Collins, Matt Cook and Ady Orrell about their summer batting trip to Transylvania. They will be talking for 40-45 minutes about Romanian bats and their conservation and what they got up to on their trip in June with plenty of photos and video footage. There will also be an update on the development of the structure of the group amongst any other business - please let Michael know, via nottsbatgroup@gmail.com,   if there’s anything you’d like to discuss.
    For this group meeting, and following the recent get-together there to discuss the above, we’ve opted to try Epperstone Village Hall. It’s located on Gonalston Lane, the last building on the right as you leave Epperstone for Gonalston, postcode NG14 6AY. We’re in the committee room ahead past the kitchen, unless you want to join in puppy training in the main room! 😉 There’s plenty of parking.
    Incidentally, if anyone has any suggestions for suitable group meeting venues in 2018 then please let us know on or before the 13th. Aside from a decent venue itself the main criteria are: within 20-30 mins of Nott’m, less than £50 to hire (the less expensive the better), lots of parking and preferably it would also be accessible by public transport. Somewhere with a bar and that maybe does bar food is also ideal although not essential.

     

  • 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.

  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    TBCTBC

    Our first indoor meeting of the year details will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    TBCTBC

    Our indoor meeting details will be confirmed nearer the time.