We were very sad to hear
that one of our long standing members,
Robert Riggs, has passed away. His wife, Sue, tells us that "Robert died
very peacefully at home on Sunday 8th July just after midday. He had a
difficult time through June with time spent in hospital and then the
Princess Alice hospice. He only came home on Wednesday 4th so it was good that
he could spend his last few days here."
Robert regularly attended our winter indoor meetings but did most of his summer
bat work with a conservation group on Brownsea Island where he helped monitor
the bat-boxes there, although he would frequently attend Surrey box checks as
A full obituary will be in the next newsletter and we will arrange for him to
remembered at the National Bat Conference in September, so if anyone has any
memories of Robert they would like to share please let us know.
Rescuers and Carers Needed
We have an urgent need for people willing
to help with the rescue and rehabilitation of grounded bats in our area.
If you're interested in getting involved in bat care Ross and Lynn can tell you
how to go about it.
Detector Training/Surveys/Bat Walks/Box Checks
If you'd like to get involved in some of the group's activities, there's lots
going on. Check our Events page for up to
Members are now able to order sweatshirts,
T-shirts etc wth our embroidered logo direct from the manufacturer. Just go to
their web site
www.tecpromotions.co.uk/popupcompany.html, choose your
garment from the extensive on-line catalogue, and ask them to supply it with a
woven Surrey Bat Group logo.
Summer Surveys 2018
2017/8 Hibernation Season -
from Spring 2018 edition
Thursley Bat Box Checks - from
Bat Box Checks - from Autumn