BCT Christmas Card 2021

End of year bumper update – 23rd Dec 2021

We would like to wish all members of the group a superb festive season and a very batty new year. It is a bumper message this time, which includes: The latest bat group Bulletin from the BCT: 22nd December 2021 – #197Consultation on Handling of Bat Care Related CallsA Call to Action for the Bat … Continue reading End of year bumper update – 23rd Dec 2021

Bat update – 30th Nov 2021

In this message we have: - The most recent Bat Group Buletin from the BCT - News that a coronavirus related to the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans has been found in UK horseshoe bats - A request for help from BBC Wildlife Magazine on UK vagrant bats

Frome FROGs Bat Walk Sept21

The return of the bat walk – 26th Sept 21

In this message we have: Reports from several bat walks that have been led by members this month.An update on the Mendip bat swarming project.Vincent Wildlife Trust are asking for bat group help at Shapwick Heath next week.A request for help with the BCT Volunteer Bat Care Helpline.The latest bat group bulletin, which includes news … Continue reading The return of the bat walk – 26th Sept 21

Updated guidance for bat groups, Bat workers forum – 22Aug21

In this message we have: - The latest updated guidance for bat groups from the BCT. - The risk level of Bat events in Somerset - Details of the Bat workers forum - The last chance to vote for Edward and Helen for the Pete Guest award.

Upcoming bat group events, Vote for Edward and Helen – 8Aug21

In this message we have: - Please vote for Edward and Helen Wells in the Pete Guest Award 2021 - The latest Bat Group Bulletin, which includes a opportunity to present Somersets bats to the world! - News of some bat group events restarting, including public walks at Wells Moat and Glastonbury Museum.

Asham old void quarry - as far as you can see to be filled into the ridge treetop level.

Updated SBG response to SCC Westdown Quarry expansion consultation – 30th June 2021

The group was not consulted by Somerset County Council on this application, details of which can be found on their website: https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3795%2F2021  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3837%2F2021%2FIDO  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3838%2F2021%2FROMP  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3836%2F2021%2FIDO   We had been invited to reply to Hanson consultation in December 2020, and our reply is published here: https://somersetbat.group/2020/12/04/response-westdown-quarry-expansion/ This text was also copied into our 29/6/21 comments Our reply to SCC consultation … Continue reading Updated SBG response to SCC Westdown Quarry expansion consultation – 30th June 2021