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  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmPoppy and Pint, West Bridgford

    First indoor meeting of the year.

    Poppy and Pint
    Address: Pierrepont Rd, NG2 5DX West Bridgford, Nottingham

    Talk information:

    The Swarm; An Annual Gathering

    Several of our UK bat species visit underground sites late at night in the autumn, often travelling long distances to get there. In a phenomenon known as ‘Autumn Swarming’ this annual spectacle can involve large numbers of bats chasing each other in and around the entrances. What is the reason for this late night party and how do even remote windswept sites in the middle of nowhere have large numbers of bats visiting? Come along and find out more about one of the most magical sights in the bat world.

    About Steve Roe:

    Steve first joined Derbyshire Bat Group when he was 12. He is currently the Group’s vice chair and one of the partner bat group nominated Trustees for BCT. In 2017 he organised the UK’s first autumn swarming conference together with the Vincent Wildlife Trust and the Bat Conservation Trust.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    9:00 amPloughman Wood

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat box surveys led by Michael Walker at Ploughman Wood. Places are limited to 6 and bat group members only.

    As part of the NBG Bat Box Monitoring Scheme, Saturday 16th Feb, will take 1.5 - 2 hours. This check will be from the ground so visual only and no bats in hand. If interested in attending please email Michael Walker at nottsbatman@gmail.com

    For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a six places available. Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from Michael.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019
    10:30 amRuschliffe Country Park

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Hibernation survey on Sunday February 17th led by Angelena Efstathiou at Ruschliffe Country Park (10:30 - 12:30)

    As part of the National Bat Monitoring Scheme, we will survey looking for bat hibernacula. If interested in attending please email the new Survey Coordinator, John Parker at john.parker@djparker113.plus.com

    For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a few places available. Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from John. As places are limited priority will be given to those who have not attended hibernation surveys here before.

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmThe Bowman, in Hucknall (NG15 7PY)

    Our indoor meeting and AGM will be held on Monday 4th March from 7.30 at the Bowman in Hucknall (NG15 7PY)

    We also have a speaker coming to talk to us. More details soon.

    As an additional note, during the AGM, it will be the committee members election. As every year, all committee members step down from their roles and positions are up for election. Some small amendments will be made to the constitution. More details will be provided on the agenda which will be circulated to members via email closer to the event.

    Come and join us!

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amColwick Country Park

    Sun 17th March Bat Box Survey (Fully Booked) Colwick Country Park

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat box survey led by Angelena Efstathiou at Colwick Country Park. Places are limited to 6 bat group members only.

    As part of the NBG Bat Box Monitoring Scheme, Sun 17th March, 10am - 1pm. This check will be from the ground and and is likely to be a ladder check. Possibility of bats in hand if you have up to date rabies vaccinations. If interested in attending please email John Parker at john.parker@djparker113.plus.com

    For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a six places available. Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from John.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amClumber Park

    On Saturday 23rd March we will be undertaking a survey of Yew trees in Clumber Park to find new roosts and check old ones. Provide endoscope training for those who would like to gain experience.

    You must book on to attend the survey. Please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail john.parker@djparker113.plus.com

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    7:20 pmColwick CP

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat walk at Colwick CP on Friday, April 5th in the hope of recording some Nathusius pips. Sunset is at 19.44 and I thought we could meet in the first car park before the barrier at 19.20.

    Please reply to john.parker@djparker113.plus.com and do not reply to this e-mail address.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    9:00 amPloughman Wood

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat box survey led by Michael Walker at Ploughman Wood. Places are limited to 6 and bat group members only.

    As part of the NBG Bat Box Monitoring Scheme, Saturday 6th April, will take 4 -5 hours. This check will be from the ground and and is likely to be a ladder check. Possibility of bats in hand if you have up to date rabies vaccinations. If interested in attending please email Michael Walker at nottsbatman@gmail.com

    For insurance reasons this event is limited to members only and there are only a six places available. Your place isn't confirmed until you receive a reply from Michael.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    8:45 amCenter Parcs

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat box survey led by Phil Carter at Center Parcs on Saturday 13th April starting at 8.45 ready for a 9.00am start. The survey will last until at least 3pm.

    We check the boxes every year here and usually find lots of bats including Noctule and Leisler's. Places are limited to 7 bat group members only.

    https://www.centerparcs.co.uk/discover...parcs/.../sherwood-forest.html

    To book e-mail john.parker@djparker113.plus.com Your place on this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    9:30 amWollaton Park

    We have a full day of training day on Bat Roosts in Trees using the Bat Tree Habitat Key led by Tom Bennett of DBCG. A morning workshop followed by an afternoon practical session.

    To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place on this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmSkylarks Nature Reserve

    On Thursday 25th April we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP) at Skylarks Nature Reserve.

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    3:30 pmColwick Country Park

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    Bat box check led by Angelena Efstathiou at Colwick Country Park.

    To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmColwick Country Park

    On Sunday 28th April we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP) at Colwick Country Park.

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmGirton

    On Friday 3rd May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP) at Girton.

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    6:00 pmTattershall

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    An exciting opportunity has come up at Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, Tattershall, Lincolnshire to have a tour of the church and to see large roosts of Soprano pipistrelles and Daubentons emerge within the church. Other species recorded in the church, though not thought to be breeding include; Common pipistrelle, Nathusius’ pipistrelle, Natterer’s, Whiskered & Brown Long Eared. (700+ bats roost here!!)

    The church is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Bats in Churches project with a grant of £3.8 million, to find solutions to ensure the churches and their communities are able to thrive alongside their bats. More information on this project can be found at:

    https://www.batsandchurches.org.uk/

    The visit is on Saturday 4th May starting at 6.00pm and will be led by Ian Nixon from Lincolnshire Bat Group who will give the tour and explain how the project has progressed to date. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com

    We will try to lift share, so please let us know if you are happy for us to share your email with other members for this when you book on.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmAttenborough

    — This event is cancelled due to weather conditions –

    On Friday 10Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmWollaton Park

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    On Sunday 12Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019
    7:00 pmPoppy and Pint in W. Bridgford

    We are changing the start time to 7pm - 9pm, as the meetings always end late!

    Our indoor meeting at Poppy and Pint in W. Bridgford, details will be confirmed nearer the time.

    We are delighted to announce that for this meeting we will have a guest speaker: Lisa Worledge, BCT Head of Conservation Services who will be talking to us about Evolution of bats and short bit on NBMP.

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    7:40 pmGriton

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    On Sunday 18Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Wed
    22
    May
    2019
    7:45 pmTBC

    — Two spaces are available!! –

    On Wednesday 22Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    7:45 pmHoveringham

    — This event is Fully Booked –

    On Friday 24Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    7:45 pmRutland Water

    On Saturday 25Th May we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    8:00 pmAttenborough

    On Friday 31Th May we will be undertaking a survey at Attenborough for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    8:00 pmTBC

    Canceled due to bat maternity

    On Saturday 1st June we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2019
    8:00 pmTBC

    Canceled due to bat maternity.

    On Wednesday 5st June we will be undertaking a survey for the National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).

    You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

    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 https://www.nottsbatgroup.org.uk/nathusius-project/

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019
    8:40 pmStoke Bardolph Transects

    Cancelled due to weather.

    We will be walking a few routes (depending on numbers) with detectors and the batloggers hoping to find Nathusius pipistrelles among other bats, along the Trent Valley.

    This event is open to members only. You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    1:30 pmNottingham

    Introduction to anabat insight for the analysis of bat sonograms by Ady Orrell. Followed by how to identify bats from sonograms and what data is required to submit a bat record by Michael Walker.

    This event is open to members only. You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019
    8:50 pmStoke Bardolph Transects

    — This event is cancelled due to weather conditions –

    We will be walking a few routes (depending on numbers) with detectors and the batloggers hoping to find Nathusius pipistrelles among other bats, along the Trent Valley.

    This event is open to members only. You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    Gunthorpe Bridge

    This training event will be lead by Nick Clayton. As a group, we want to do our part in this large citizens science project and also expand our records of bat locations in the county.

    This event is open to members only. If you are interested please contact Nick at nickclayton1@hotmail.co.uk Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    7:00 pmSherwood Forest Area TBC

    -This event has been cancelled-

    We will be meeting at 7.00 / 7.30 pm (time to be confirmed nearer the time) at a pub (location tbc - it will be in the Sherwood Forest area) for a drink and meal with some good old bat chat. We will then we will set off in teams to complete several walked transects in the surrounding area at sunset 21.30 pm for approx. 1.5 hours.

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    7:00 amWytham Wood, Oxford

    -Fully booked but will take reserve bookings.-

    Another bat group event for you, this time down in Oxford though! NBG has organized to join Wytham Bat Box check, in Oxford on Saturday 13th of July, were Dr. Danielle Linton will be leading the event. Many of you may have heard of Dr Linton who runs the Oxford Uni / WildCRU Wytham Bat

    Project: http://www.ox.ac.uk/content/discresearchbats
    https: www.facebook.com/Wytham-Bat-Project-601467463276369/

    Dr. Linton has been leading extensive field research there into the social dynamics, survivability, roost movements, etc of the Natterer's, Daubenton's and brown long-eared bats using the Schwegler bird boxes in the woods, mainly via ringing. She has kindly offered us the opportunity to visit Wytham woods to learn about her project and help with the fieldwork. This is from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 13th July. This will involve checking the boxes with Danielle and helping to 'process' the bats, with the data recorded contributing to their extensive study.

    There are no formal costs for the trip although there will be travel expenses and we hope to make a donation to the project. Travel will involve car sharing and a 7am start from Notts.

    This event is open to members only. You must book on to attend the survey. Booking is now open – please be aware that places are limited. To book e-mail parker.john113@gmail.com Your place in this event is not confirmed until you receive a reply from us.

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    Tattershall Church, Lincolnshire

    This is a follow up to our earlier evening visit to observe these bats
    emerging from the church after sunset. This will be an afternoon event
    details to be confirmed.

    The Church houses a roost of 5-600 Soprano Pipistrelles and 150
    Daubentons and well as Common Pips, Nathusius Pips, BLE's, Natterer's
    being recorded. We hope to see some of these bats flying with pups in
    daylight.

    See this Bat Case Study for more details.

    The Church has hot drinks, cake etc for sale and toilets. We will
    probably car share and departure will be when a car full is ready.

    If you are interested in attending then please book with John Parker
    parker.john113@gmail.com

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

    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 Saturday evening. The event is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

    See BCT website for more details.
    https://www.bats.org.uk/our-work/conferences-symposia/national-bat-conference

    #NatBatConf

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 pmTBC

    We are changing the start time to 7pm - 9pm, as the meetings always end late!

    Our indoor meeting, details will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    7:00 pmThe Poppy and Pint, Ladybay

    Guest Speaker: Dr Danielle Linton

    Title: The bats of Wytham Woods

    Dr Dani Linton (Wytham Bat Project 2006 - 2019) has coordinated box checks looking for bat roosts rather than bird nests across Wytham Woods for over a decade, amassing a dataset of nearly 3000 day-roosts, containing seven species and over 20,000 bat occupations. This talk will provide an introduction to her research on the social organisation, breeding ecology, and population dynamics, of a woodland bat community

    1. Committee update

    Changes to committee

    Available roles

    2. Events update

    • NNPP • Bat box schemes

    • NBMP

    • Outreach

    • Future projects – Miner to Major, bat boxes

    3. Bat care update

    4. AOB

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pmPOPPY AND PINT, PIERREPONT RD, WEST BRIDGFORD, NG2 5DX

    Join us for a Christmas get together.

    You must book a seat with John at parker.john113@gmail.com to reserve a place before December. The menu is standard menu which can be found on the pub website. Your place is confirmed once you receive an email with an info leaflet.