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BAT DETECTOR TRAINING EVENING

We plan to run a basic training evening for those new to bat detecting on 18th May, with 19th, 24th and 26th in reserve in case the weather is bad.
E
-mail Ross and Lynn at ross.lynnNOSPAM@zen.co.uk (delete NOSPAM to e-mail) if you would like to attend.

INDOOR MEETINGS 

We are very grateful to the National Trust, who usually allow us to hold our winter indoor meetings at Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR.

Wharf Road is off Woodbridge Road, along 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. We meet in the tea-room there.   All meetings start at 8:00 pm.

Although we have been unable to meet due to the Covid emergency, we hope to resume for winter 2021/22. If not, we will organise on-line meetings via Zoom. Details will be posted here as soon as available.

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 attending one.

*** All checks are suspended for winter 2020/2021 to avoid the possibility of transmitting Covid viruses to wild bats. We'll post more updates as soon as available. ***

The Box Hill area 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 over about 4 hours.

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.

Event details will be published here as soon as they are known.

BAT SURVEYS  

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.

Please contact Ross or Lynn if you would like to come along. Details will be sent to those on our e-mail list.

BAT WALKS

Surrey Bat Group leads a number of bat walks each summer, often for organisations such as the National Trust. They are usually held between May and September.
Members of the public will usually need to book in advance, and they may be charged for attendance, but bat group members with detectors are encouraged to come along and help out.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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