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.
SAT 5TH FEBRUARY – ‘BATS’ TALK BY DANIEL HARGREAVES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
BAT GROUP AGM 2022
We hope to meet in person in 2022, in Othery Village Hall, central Somerset
- Sat 30th April @ 2PM
- Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QU
- Google Map link – OS map link
If you would prefer not to attend in person, we hope to stream the meeting via Zoom:
- Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83014761415?pwd=VnN1OGI0Mm5TMlZTcktJc0tJeDQwdz09
- Meeting ID: 830 1476 1415
- Passcode: 894560
RADIO TRACKING BECHSTEIN’S BATs
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.