It's that time of year again when we start to think about the NBMP surveys! Below BCT have NBMP online workshops this and next Thursday, and a recorded version of the NBMP presentation.
A bumper set of batty event reports – 2Jun23
In this bat group newsletter, we have: - A bumper set of reports from all the batty events held recently. - Details of the bat group events coming up soon. - The latest edition of the Bat Group bulletin includes news of the publication of the latest NBMP report, and news of the EU retained law bill. - Welcome to our new Lifetime members of the Bat Group
The Big Bat Help Out – 29Apr23
In this bat group newsletter, we have: - Help mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation and take part in The Big Bat Help Out. - We held our AGM recently, read the minutes and find out about the exciting new projects. - Loads of batty events coming up. - The latest bat group bulletin
Take part in our Big Bat Count – 3Apr23
In this bat group newsletter, we have: - How you can take part in our new project, the Big Bat Count - All pre-AGM reports are now ready for review, and a last reminder to come along! - Loads of batty events coming soon. - Welcome Daniel to the Bat Group Committee! Plus we are still looking for a new Secretary. - The latest bat group bulletin
Lots of Bat group events coming up – 28Feb23
In this February bat group newsletter, we have: - We're coming out of hibernation, lots of events coming up. - Rescheduled to 18th March, an online talk on Greater Horseshoes in Somerset. - The latest bat group bulletin, - Come along to our AGM – Sat 22nd April at Otherly Village hall and Zoom - We still need you on the bat group committee! The Secretary role is currently vacant
Membership, Bat Boxes, GHS talk, Mitigation Roosts – 4Feb23
In this packed bat group newsletter, we have: - It is time to check the renewal of your bat group membership for 2023/4 - Bat Box lead surveyors needed for West Somerset - You are invited to an online talk on Greater Horseshoes and modelling - We are trying to map all the bat mitigation roosts in Somerset - Come along to our AGM - Sat 22nd April at Otherly Village hall and Zoom - We need you on the bat group committee! - The South West regional bat conference is now open for bookings - The latest bat group bulletin, which includes essential updates on government policy, and a reminder about Covid-19 and bats
NBMP hibernation surveys, and the group is nominated for an Award – 21Dec22
In this message we have: - Information on NBMP hibernation surveys happening this winter - Exciting news; the bat group was nominated for an award! - An update on the national database of bat ring numbers - The last seasonal roundup from the Bats in Churches project - The latest December bat group bulletin which includes policy updates following the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)
Bat Boxes and #Defend Nature – 31Oct22
In this message we have: - An update on the recent Bat Box checks - Can you help us ... with bat boxes? - More on the urgent request for help from the Wildlife Trust & BCT - #DefendNature - The latest bat group bulletin
Bat box checks are back – 30Sept22
In this message we have: 1/ We are back to doing regular bat box checks. Come along to possibly see some bats 2/ Reports on recent events, bat walks and box checks 3/ Final update this year on our new community project the Big Bat Count. 4/ A request from the BCT for feedback on their new strategy 5/ The latest Bat Group Bulletin includes the update on breathable roofing membranes, and a survey request from the IUCN on Field hygiene best practices for fieldwork with bats.
Reply from James Heappey MP re Habitats Regulations – 20Sept22
The group received the following reply from James Heappey MP to our email about the weakening of the protection under the Habitats Regulations.