Category Archives: SBG Events

Winter programme 2017/18

Dates and details will be posted shortly – usually meet last Saturday in Jan/Feb/March for indoor talks either at Taunton SWT or Cheddar SWT offices. (no Dec meeting)

Shapwick Bat Walk cancelled 28th July 17

unfortunately the bat walk at Avalon Marshes has been cancelled due to lack of bookings, and also the inclement weather, wind and rain.


Next bat group event – Brue Valley Big Bat Survey Friday 4th August 2017.

Somerset levels Bat box checks – Sat 27th May 2017

10am – 3.30pm Bat box checks at Westhay, Catcott SWT reserves, Shapwick Heath & Canada Farm (NE)

All day event, bring packed lunch.

Westhay SWT, Daggs Lane Drove ST456437/Catcott SWT ST399414

Leader: Paul Kennedy – contact to book place: 01823 652749/0781 2442631

Next Somerset Bat Group Meeting- Sat 25/2/17, 2pm

Meet at 2pm for 2.30pm start at SWT Offices, 34 Wellington Rd Taunton TA1 5AW

Update from Nick Tomlinson on the finale of the Routes to the River Tone project and future involvement of volunteers in bat projects in Taunton.

Guest speaker from Bat Conservation Trust – Olivia Morton (Helpline Officer) an update on the projects and work of the Bat Conservation Trust.

Summer programme for SBG – plans so far….

Subs can be paid for 2017 at this meeting.  £5 or at our AGM on 29th April 2017.

RSVP to attend:

SWT Westhay Bat Walk Friday 16/9/16 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Join Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Bat Group on a guided walk across the mire on Westhay Moor SWT to watch and listen to bats with bat detectors.  Short introductory talk about bats and bat detecting skills.  £4 per person, children must be accompanied.  Wear long sleeves, boots/wellies.  Torches needed.

Booking essential:

Brue Valley Big Bat Survey Training Workshop 15/7/16

Brue Valley Big Bat Survey Training Workshop “Using Your Ears” Friday 15h July 2016, 7-11pm, with Ed Wells & Somerset Bat Group at Somerset Earth Science Centre.

Please reply if attending ASAP to:

Updated Summer 2016 events programme

Spring summer 2016v4

Brue Valley & East Mendip Bat Survey Volunteers Training workshop Fri 15/7/16

15th July Training Event SESC

Volunteers needed for Brue Valley Big Bat Survey, 5th Aug 2016

If you do sign up for the Brue Valley Big Bat Survey at Avalon Marshes near Glastonbury, please let me know too, as I then have an idea of numbers needed for teams. Aiming to survey 10 transects so we will need teams of 3 or 4 for each transect (walk of approx. 1.5hrs).

Meet at Avalon Marshes Centre for 7.30pm, to be given route/survey information. Finish around 11.30pm.

Suitable for new volunteers and those with more experience to bat surveys. Leaders for transect walks also needed please! Thank you:). A training event will be organised if we have enough sign up to do the survey. (15 July tbc).


East Mendip Bat Survey Training Workshop 25/5/16

Tonight’s  Bat Survey Training Workshop will now start at 6:45PM, not 7PM as originally published

Event details:

Wed 25th May 6.45 > 10pm – East Mendip Bat Survey Training Workshop
Horseshoe and hedgerow survey project/bat detector training at SESC

  • Booking:
  • Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moon’s Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU