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.
Covid disrupted our plans for 2020/21, we are able to lead walks again this
summer. We'll post
details here as they are finalised.
Winkworth Arboretum (National Trust)
08.45pm - 10.45pm
Adult £16, Children £8.
- Winkworth Arboretum (National Trust)
Friday 15th July/Saturday 16th July
- Haslemere Walking Festival
08.15pm - 10.15pm
Adult £16, Children £8.
Imbhams Farm, Haslemere 08.45pm - 10.45pm
Booking details available soon.
We currently plan to carry out various
activities such as trapping and radio tracking surveys, leading bat walks and
promoting bat conservation at various open days etc. We will contact all members
by email with details of these and of training opportunities shortly. Note that
anyone attending surveys involving close contact with bats will likely be
expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid and to have a negative LFT within
the preceding 24 hours.
The group usually undertakes a
number of bat surveys each year.
Let Lynn and Ross
know if you are interested in helping out.
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 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.
Our indoor meetings
are held between Ocober and March.
They will be at the National Trustís Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1
Wharf Road is off Woodbridge Road, on 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 someone will be along soon to open it), along a road over
speed bumps to the car park on the left. We meet in the
tearoom there. Meetings start at 8pm.
Details will be posted here as soon as finalised.
HIBERNATION SITE CHECKS
During the course of the winter we usually 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 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.