Wells bat Talk, updated NBMP Covid Guidance, Radio Tracking – 3Feb22

In this message we have:

  • An invite to a bat talk in Wells this weekend
  • The latest bat group bulletin, which includes updated Covid-19 guidance for NBMP Hibernation surveys
  • Advance notice of our upcoming AGM
  • Exciting news that the much-delayed radio tracking might be back on this summer.


Bat group member Daniel Hargreaves will be presenting his “Bats” talk to Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society meeting on Saturday 5th February at 2.30 pm in Wells & Mendip Museum, and on Zoom.

Daniel has spent many years taking part or organising bat projects both in this country and abroad. His photographs have appeared in the national press and on programmes like Spring Watch.

  • Cost £2.00 for non Members of WNHAS.
  • Refreshments will be served before the meeting after 2.00 pm.
  • If preferred, there will also be a Zoom link to the meeting.
  • Please contact Dave Cottle at wellsnhas@gmail.com to book a place, stating whether you wish to attend or would like the Zoom link.
  • Payment can be made direct by BACs to the bat group account once Dave has confirmed booking. Bank details: https://somersetbat.group/support/donate/

Bat Group Bulletin

Apologies for the late notice of the above talk, but this months bulletin was delayed. It includes updated Covid-19 guidance for NBMP Hibernation surveys. Link below:


We hope to meet in person in 2022, in Othery Village Hall, central Somerset

If you would prefer not to attend in person, we hope to stream the meeting via Zoom:


We hope that this much delay project can finally happen this year. It is a joint project with Dorset Bat group in mid-Somerset as part of the Bechstein’s “finding its limit” project.  Our Chair Paul says “It’s gonna be aaaammmaaaazing!”

  • Lots of volunteers required, willing to stay up for one or two nights during the weeks tracking.
  • As it is “all night”, volunteers are expected not to go to work the following day.
  • Volunteers will need to be fully paid up SBG or DBG members to be covered by Third Party Insurance.
  • There will be a full day classroom session for those volunteering to help out with radio tracking, in April/May
  • More details, and how to volunteer to be published nearer the date.