Archive – 2013 events

Saturday 26th January 2013 2:30pm

  • Talk about current issues in roofing membranes by prominent bat person.
  • West Hatch meeting room RSPCA centre Nr Taunton Grid Ref ST278 197

End Feb or March 2013

  • Talk with local expert about the new Songmeter bat detector
  • West Hatch meeting room RSPCA centre Nr Taunton Grid Ref ST278 197

End March 2013

  • Bat Box checks at Ham Wall
  • Leader Lou Pickersgill 0781 719 3184
  • Ham Wall/Shapwick car park (Ascott Corner) Grid Ref ST449 397

Saturday 30th March 2013 2.30pm

  • Talk from Henry Andrews of Andrews Ecology, about his work on a Tree Key for Bat Surveys of Trees/Woodland.
  • Philip Brown (Msc student Bristol University) Research project on Resource partitioning of Whiskered/Brandts/Alcathoe bats in Somerset.
  • West Hatch meeting room RSPCA centre Nr Taunton Grid Ref ST278 197

Saturday 13th April 2013 10-4pm

  • South West Regional Bat Conference (Bat Conservation Trust)
  • The day delegate rate is £35, which includes a sandwich lunch, refreshments and a choice of afternoon workshop. SBG will be speaking on our own Big Bat Surveys.
  • To book please see link.    For any questions contact BCT: Lisa Worledge 020 7820 7176
  • Exeter University (the Streatham Campus in Exeter City Centre).

Saturday 27th April 2013 2:30pm

  • SBG AGM
  • Subscriptions due for 2013 if not paid at winter meetings.  Adel Avery (Secretary) to collect £5 per member (includes all members at same address).
  • Location: West Hatch meeting room RSPCA centre Nr Taunton Grid Ref ST278 197

Saturday 18th May 2013, 10am

  • Bat box checks at Ham Wall & Shapwick Heath
  • Leader: Paul Kennedy 01823 652749
  • Location: Ham Wall/Shapwick car park (Ascott Corner) Grid Ref ST449 397

Friday 31 May, 9.30-11pm

  • Taunton Wildlife Week – Bat Walk (Taunton SWT group)
  • Help required from bat group members
  • contact Simon Briggs 01823 270529
  • Venue TBC Taunton area

End May-mid June (dates tbc asap)

  • Small Myotis Project – Bat trapping woodland surveys
  • One or two surveys per week, mid week or weekend. Then July/August after breeding.
  • Email Paul Kennedy to be put on survey list for dates/info chopped@btinternet.com
  • Woods info for surveys to follow asap

Friday 28th June 7.30 – 11.00pm est

  • Blackdowns Big Bat Survey – Training Event/Workshop
  • email Charlotte or ring 01823 652424 details.
  • Information can also be found at http://www.somerc.com including last year’s survey results
  • Churchinford Cricket PavillionChurch Road, Churchstanton, TA3 7PL

Friday 5th July, 7.30pm – 11pm est

  • Brue Valley Big Bat Survey – Bat detector/Training Workshop
  • Ed Wells/Dave Cottle Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick  ST426 413

Friday 19th July 2013 8.30pm – 11.30pm (or later)

  • BLACKDOWNS BIG BAT SURVEY
  • To book – email  or 01823 652424
  • OTTERFORD PARISH HALL – located in Bishopswood Blackdowns
  • Big Bat Survey – Training Event/Workshop Churchinford Cricket PavillionChurch Road, Churchstanton, TA3 7PL

Friday 26th July 7.45pm

  • Shapwick Heath NNR/NE Bat walk (Simon Clarke NE)
  • Public event, bat group members welcome to help.
  • Meet at the Avalon Marshes centre ST426 413

Sat 3rd August, 8.45PM

  • Bat Walk at Fyne Court. (Open Access – incl wheelchair accessible, and support for vision impaired, hard of hearing etc).
  • Quantocks AONB event led by Kate Jeffreys (07875 002122).
  • Contact Georgie Grant, AONB, 01823 451884 to book or contact Kate if Bat Group members would like to help.
  • Fyne Court , Broomfield, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2EQ

Friday 16th August, 7.30pm – 11.30pm Or later

  • BRUE VALLEY BIG BAT SURVEY (New this year)
  • Details tbc contact Ed Wells Meet at the Avalon Marshes centre ST426 413

Saturday 17th August 8pm

  • Heart of Levels SWT Watch group – Bat Walk
  • Leader: Adel Avery 07870 271588 (1 or 2 members support please)

ALSO SAME EVE

  • Bat Walk at Ham Wall RSPB Reserve – members needed to support
  • Paul Kennedy, 01823 652749  Playses Orchard Farm, Hambridge TA10 0AP
  • Ham Wall/Shapwick car park (Ascott Corner) Grid Ref ST449 397

Tuesday 27th August

  • Bishops Palace Bat Walk – Wells and Mendip SWT groups
  • Leader: Dave Cottle (01749 674257) Members support welcome
  • Meet Bishops Palace entrance on moat Parking on Silver Street, or Market Place

Saturday 21st September 2013

  • Bat Box checks – Great Breach Wood, Westhay & Catcott.
  • Leader Paul Kennedy 01278 723229
  • Grid ref for Great Breach ST507 325 Grid ref Westhay ST456 437 Catcott ST399 414
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