MEETING CANCELLATIONS ***
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.
PLANNED ZOOM TALKS:
18 November 2020 Conservation of the grey long eared bat, Craig Dunton BCT Grey Long-eared Bat Project Officer Back from the Brink
17 December 2020 Tracking the elusive barbastelle, Ross Baker, Surrey Bat Group, and Chantal Helm, Herts and Middlesex Bat Group, compare their groups experiences with finding roosts of this rare species in 2019
21 January The impacts of livestock management on bats and their invertebrate prey, Max Anderson, University of Sussex
18 February My world of bats, Daniel Hargreaves: Daniel has carried out bat research around the world and taken many extraordinary photos of extraordinary bats, which he will share in this talk
18 March How does forestry management affect how bats use our woodlands? Ash Murray, Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group
HIBERNATION SITE CHECKS
*** 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.
BAT DETECTOR TRAINING EVENING
We usually run a basic training evening in the spring for those new to bat detecting. Details will be posted here once arrangements have been made.
SHOWS & DISPLAYS
Event details will be published here as soon as they are known.
The group usually undertakes a
number of bat surveys each year.
BAT BOX CHECKS
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.