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BAT DETECTOR TRAINING EVENING

We will be holding a basic training evening for those new to bat detecting on Saturday 27th April, venue Claremont Garden near Esher. We can supply detectors if you don't have one, and it will be an opportunity for members to try different types of detector if you are thinking of buying one. If you are interested please contact Ross and Lynn. If you wish to take part and have a detector please let them know the make and model.
(NB This and other events such as surveys are for current Surrey Bat Group members - please check that your subscription is up to date before applying.)

BAT WALKS

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 (click on links below), and they may be charged for attendance, but bat group members with detectors are encouraged to come along and help out.

The following dates have been confirmed. Further bat walks will be posted as soon as they are arranged.

Tuesday 14th May         20:15       Grid Ref: TQ065582       GU23 6QB  
WISLEY RHS GARDEN
Click for details

Saturday 25th May        20:45       Grid Ref: SU820430        GU10 4EN
ALICE HOLT FOREST
Adult 7, child 3, under-5s free.
Click to book or call 07736 132692.

Saturday 6th July         20:45       Grid Ref: SU990412         GU8 4AD
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM (National Trust)
Click for details (booking essential)

Wednesday 17th July    20:45       Grid Ref: TQ065582       GU23 6QB  
WISLEY RHS GARDEN
Click for details

Saturday 20th July       20:45       Grid Ref: SU993503         GU1 4RR
DAPDUNE WHARF, GUILDFORD (National Trust)

Tuesday 8th August      20:45       Grid Ref: TQ065582       GU23 6QB  
WISLEY RHS GARDEN

Saturday 10th August   20:00       Grid Ref: SU990412         GU8 4AD
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM (National Trust)
Click for details (booking essential)

Friday 13th September 19:30       Grid Ref: TQ128631        KT10 9JG
CLAREMONT LANDSCAPE GARDEN (National Trust)

Friday 30th August       19.30      Grid Ref: SU858417         GU10 3BT
FRENSHAM LITTLE POND
(Haslemere Natural History Society)
Visitors are very welcome.  A donation of 4 per non-member would be appreciated. Click for details

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.

So far, we have the following dates:
(Click Grid Ref for map)

Friday 31st May/Saturday 1st June  Grid Ref: TQ263687        SM4 5JD
MORDEN HALL PARK BIOBLITZ (National Trust)

Saturday 29th June
CHESSINGTON CONSERVATION EVENING

Saturday 6th July
BIG FOREST FIND (BIOBLITZ)
Alice Holt Forest

Saturday 27th July                        Grid Ref: SU909327         GU27 2HU
SWAN BARN FARM, HASLEMERE (National Trust)

Sunday 1st September                   Grid Ref: SU990412         GU8 4AD
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM (National Trust)

Saturday 21st September               Grid Ref: SU993503         GU1 4RR
DAPDUNE WHARF, GUILDFORD (National Trust)

BAT SURVEYS  

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.

Please contact Ross or Lynn if you would like to come along. Details will be sent to those on our e-mail list.

INDOOR MEETINGS 

Our winter indoor meetings recommence with the AGM in October. Details will be posted here as soon as the programme is finalised.

We are very grateful to the National Trust, who allow us to hold our winter indoor meetings at Dapdune Wharf, 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 attending one.

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.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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