MEETING CANCELLATIONS ***
We are very sorry to say that all meetings have
been cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency. Do keep checking our website -
we'll post updates on future meetings as soon as things are clearer.
We are very grateful to the National Trust, who allow us to hold
winter indoor meetings at
Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR.
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.
HIBERNATION SITE CHECKS
During the course of the winter we 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 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.
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
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.
The group usually undertakes a
number of bat surveys each year.
Let Lynn and Ross
know if you are interested in helping out.
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.
Surrey Bat Group leads a number of
bat walks each summer, often for organisations such as the National Trust. They
are usually held between June 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.