Surrey Bat Group leads a number of
bat walks each summer, often for organisations such as the National Trust. They
are usually held between June and September.
Members of the public will
usually need to book in advance (click on links below), and they may be charged for attendance, but
bat group members with detectors are encouraged to come along and help out.
16th MAY 2018 -
WISLEY RHS GARDEN 7:30 pm
26th MAY 2018 -
HOLT FOREST 8:30 pm
2nd JUNE 2018 -
MORDEN HALL PARK (National Trust) 8:30 pm
14th July 2018 -
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM (National Trust) 8:45 pm
26th JULY 2018 -
WISLEY RHS GARDEN 8:30 pm
21st AUGUST 2018 -
WISLEY RHS GARDEN 7:45 pm
25th August 2018 -
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM (National Trust) 7:45 pm
31st AUGUST 2018 - IMBHAMS FARM,
HASLEMERE 7:30 pm
Haslemere Natural History Society
SHOWS & DISPLAYS
Surrey Bat Group is often invited to take part
in events with a wildlife or conservation theme, usually in the summer. If you can help
by manning the Bat Group stand at one of them for part (or all!) of a day please
let Ross and Lynn know.
7th MAY 2018 - DOWN YOUR WEY DAY
Dapdune Wharf National Trust, Guildford 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
20th MAY 2018 -
MAYFORD VILLAGE HERITAGE DAY 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Mayford Village Hall, Woking
2nd/3rd June 2018 -
MORDEN HALL PARK BIOBLITZ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Trust Event
30th June 2018 -
CHESSINGTON CONSERVATION EVENING 6:30 pm on
Chessington World of Adventures
1st July 2018 -
FAIR 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Gatton Park, Reigate
28th July 2018 -
COUNTRY CRAFTS DAY 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Swan Barn Farm National Trust, Haslemere
2nd September 2018 -
WINKWORTH COMMUNITY DAY 11:00 to 4:00 pm
Winkworth Arboretum National Trust, Godalming
22nd September 2018 - WEY RIVER
Dapdune Wharf National Trust, Guildford
22nd-26th October 2018 -
DENBIES WINE ESTATE
The group usually undertakes a
number of bat surveys each year.
Let Lynn and Ross
know if you are interested in helping out.
BAT BOX CHECKS
The group has a number of well established bat box schemes in the county and we
undertake checks of these periodically in spring and autumn.
Ross or Lynn if
you would like to come along. Details will be sent to those on our e-mail list.
We are very grateful to the National Trust, who allow us to hold
winter indoor meetings at
Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR. Wharf Road is off Woodbridge Road, between the
building site where the Methodist
church used to be and the southern side of the cricket ground. Go to the end of Wharf Road,
through the National Trust gate on the right
(if the gate is locked
when you get there someone will be along soon to open it),
along a roadway over speed bumps
to the car park on the left hand side.
All meetings at 8:00 p.m.
in the tea-room there.
Meetings recommence in October. Details will be posted here soon, so keep
HIBERNATION SITE CHECKS
During the course of the winter we carry out a programme of hibernation site checks at various venues
throughout the county. Surveys are done during December, January and February.
For conservation reasons places on these visits are extremely limited but please
let Ross and Lynn know if you are interested in
The checks last all
day with a pub lunch and comprise Westhumble chalk mine in the morning with
Betchworth and Brockham limekilns in the afternoon, and finishing at Box Hill
Fort. Godstone is a series of old mines that we usually do without a break.