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Summer Activities

posted 29 Apr 2019, 12:52 by N K   [ updated 3 Aug 2019, 06:30 ]

Over the summer you will find us at a range of public events, including:

2nd May – leading a bat walk at Church Norton; 

8th May – leading a bat walk at Romsey; 

12th May - our display stall will be at the South Downs Green Fair near East Meon; 

18th May - our display stall will be at the Spring Fair at Sholing Valley in Southampton; 

26th May - participating in the Selborne Bioblitz; 

26th May - our display stall will be at the Gilbert White Museum Nature Festival at Selborne; 

2nd June - our display stall will be at the Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond; 

7th June - leading a bat walk at the Wildgrounds at Gosport; 

9th June - our display stall will be at the Hampshire County and Garden Festival at Whitchurch; 

23rd June - our display stall will be at the Cove Brook Greenway Fun Day; 

29th June – our display will be at the Fair Oak Village Fete; 

16th July - leading a bat walk at Langstone, Havant; 

17th July - leading a bat walk at Church Norton; 

20th July - our display will be at the Big Forest Find event at Basing Wood; 

25th July - leading a bat walk at the Gilbert White Museum at Selborne; 

30th and 31st July and 1st August – our display will be at the New Forest Show; 

3rd August - our display will be at the Exbury Club fete; 

8th August - leading a bat walk at the Gilbert White Museum at Selborne; 

10th August – our display will be at the Wild About Portsmouth event; 

13th August - leading a bat walk at St Cross Meadows at Winchester; 

15th August - leading a bat walk at the Gilbert White Museum at Selborne; 

19th August - leading a bat walk at Romsey; 

6th September - leading a bat walk at Zebron Copse, Church Crookham;

6th September - leading a bat walk at Bishop's Waltham;

7th September - our display will be at the Chandler's Ford Wood Fair at Zionhill Copse;

10th September – leading a bat walk at Chichester Yacht Marina; 

10th September - leading a bat walk at Swanwick Lakes;

14th September - our display will be at the Romsey Show;

 

    … with more to follow!

'Swarming in the Purbeck, more questions than answers'

posted 14 Apr 2019, 08:35 by N K   [ updated 14 Apr 2019, 08:41 ]

is the title of the presentation to be given by Nick Tomlinson at our meeting on Tuesday 23rd April. This will follow on from our Annual General Meeting. Refreshments will be served from 7 pm, with the meeting starting at 7.30. All as usual at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, off Sopwith Way, Swanwick SO31 7AY.

Mexican bat pollination research

posted 18 Mar 2019, 08:09 by N K   [ updated 19 Mar 2019, 04:50 ]

The topic of the presentation by Connie Tremlett at our next meeting is "Bat pollination: demonstrating the ecological and economic importance of bats using the pollination of a valuable fruit crop in Mexico as a case study".  As usual this meeting on Thursday 28th March will commence at 7.30 pm at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, with refreshments available from 7 pm. After that, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23rd April, when we will also have a talk from Nick Tomlinson on 'Swarming in the Purbeck, more questions than answers'.

Meetings in 2019

posted 18 Dec 2018, 12:30 by N K   [ updated 22 Feb 2019, 10:56 ]

Our first indoor meeting of 2019 will take place on Thursday 28th February, when Dr Paul Hope will be describing "Studying Bats at Greywell Tunnel 1970s to 2018", including his research on the Natterer's bats hibernating in that disused canal tunnel. Then on Thursday 28th March, Connie Tremlett will be telling us about her research into pollinating bats in Mexico. After that we will be holding our AGM on Tuesday 23rd April and Nick Tomlinson will be our speaker. All these meetings will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments served from 7 pm.

Christmas Social Meeting

posted 26 Nov 2018, 08:33 by N K

The Christmas Social meeting of the Hampshire Bat Group will take place on Thursday 13th December. All our members are very welcome. Attractions will include our bat crafts, a quiz, a raffle, food and drink. This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments available from 7 pm.

Meeting on 22nd November

posted 5 Nov 2018, 02:11 by N K   [ updated 6 Nov 2018, 07:23 ]

Our meeting will include a presentation on the Agribats research project, given by its director, Dr Niamh McHugh of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.  The title of her talk will be "Agribats - managing farmland for bats and their invertebrate prey". This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments available from 7 pm.  We will be holding a committee meeting on Tuesday 6th November - topics for discussion are always welcome.

Meeting on 25th October

posted 7 Oct 2018, 08:59 by N K   [ updated 17 Oct 2018, 10:14 ]

The first indoor meeting of the new season will take place at Swanwick Lakes Study Centre on Thursday 25th October. Refreshments will be available from 7 pm and the presentations will start at about 7.30. William Trodd will tell us about his bat research project in the New Forest. Dave Byett will update us about 'Frazzle', the grey long-eared bat that he cared for and subsequently released and radio-tracked. Then Nik Knight will recount recent developments at the Privett Tunnel bat hibernation site. The main presentation will be given by Chris Doubell: "(Almost) Everything that you wanted to know about bats" This will lead to discussion about how we engage with young people.

Bat Care Training

posted 16 Jul 2018, 11:58 by N K

A training day for new and existing bat carers will be held on Saturday 21st July at Fareham. Places on this course are limited, so please apply to our Hampshire bat care coordinator, Sophie Lancaster: batcarehantsbats(at)gmail.com

Summer Activities

posted 16 Jul 2018, 11:56 by N K   [ updated 17 Jul 2018, 02:28 ]

Over the summer you will find us on:

    13th May - our display will be at the South Downs Green Fair near East Meon;

    19th May - our display will be at the Spring Fair at Sholing Valley in Southampton;

    27th May - participating in the Selborne Bioblitz;

    28th May - our display will be at the Gilbert White Museum Nature Festival at Selborne;

    3rd June - our display will be at the Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond;

    8th June - leading a bat walk at the Wildgrounds at Gosport;

    9th June - leading a bat walk at the Bioblitz at The Holt;

    16th June - our display will be at the Alton Party in the Park;

    30th June – our display will be at the Fair Oak Village Fete;

    3rd July - leading a bat walk at Whiteshute Ridge, Winchester;

    11th July - leading a bat walk at Langstone, Havant;

    16th July - leading a bat walk along the Itchen Navigation at Winchester;

    17th July - leading a bat walk at Bushy Lease, Havant;

    20th July - leading a bat walk at Michelmersh;

    21st July - bat care training course at Fareham:

    22nd July - participating in the Cliddesden Bioblitz;

    24th to 26th July – our display will be at the New Forest Show;

    2nd August - leading a bat walk at Selborne;

    4th August - our display will be at Exbury;

    13th August - leading a bat walk at St Cross Meadows at Winchester;

    18th August – our display will be at the Denmead Village Show;

    24th August - leading a bat walk at Weston;

    30th August - leading a bat walk at Selborne;

    1st September – our display will be at the Chandler’s Ford Wood Fair;

    8th September – our display will be at the Romsey Show;

    11th September – leading a bat walk at Swanwick Lakes;

    12th September - leading a bat walk at Bishops Waltham;;

    13th September - leading a bat walk at Romsey;

    14th September - leading a bat walk at Church Norton;

    15th September - leading a bat walk at the Itchen Valley Country Park;

    21st September - leading a bat walk at the Itchen Valley Country Park;

    … with more to follow!

Bat Care Training

posted 2 May 2018, 01:49 by N K

 A training day for new and existing bat carers will be held on Saturday 12th May from 10 am to 3 pm at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre. Places on this course are limited, so please apply to our Hampshire bat care coordinator, Sophie Lancaster: batcarehantsbats(at)gmail.com

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