Surrey Bat Group


Bats & Planning
Bat Workers

 Dormouse Ecology Course
Surrey Dormouse Group have a few places available on this East Horsley course covering dormouse ecology, surveying, habitat requirements, nut ID and other field signs, plus a woodland visit for a nest box checking session in the afternoon.
 Suitable for all levels of experience; essential for, but not limited to, those working towards obtaining a dormouse handling licence.
  Cost: 50 per person for Surrey Dormouse Group members, 55 for non-members (Includes: training materials, all tools for the box check and tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch).
  For more information, or to book a place, please email the dormouse group.

 Robert Riggs
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 well.
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.

Bat 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 date details.

Bat Group Clothing
Members are now able to order sweatshirts, T-shirts etc wth our embroidered logo direct from the manufacturer. Just go to their web site, choose your garment from the extensive on-line catalogue, and ask them to supply it with a woven Surrey Bat Group logo.

Newsletter Extracts

Summer Surveys 2018

2017/8 Hibernation Season - from Spring 2018 edition

Thursley Bat Box Checks - from Winter 2016 edition

Bat Box Checks - from Autumn 2016 edition