Archive – 2012 events

Saturday 25th February 2012  10:00am

  • Cheddar Cave Surveys.
  • Meet at the car park on the left going up the road just past Gough’s cave.  Grid Ref ST 467 539

Saturday 31st March 2012   2:00pm

  • Talk by Geoff Billington about his Bat research project in Crete.
  • Serc offices, Tonedale, Wellington  Grid Ref ST129 214

Saturday 14th April 2:30pm

  • AGM at West Hatch RSPCA centre near Taunton
  • Meet the group and see what’s going on in the bat world
  • West Hatch RSPCA centre ST277 196

Saturday 12th May 10:30am

  • Checking bat boxes at Ham Wall & Shapwick Heath
  • Meet at the Ham Wall car park at Ashcott corner Grid Ref ST449 397
  • Saturday 12th May 8pm to 10pm
  • Bat walk with the RSPB at Greylake Grid Ref ST397 345
    Meet in the car park at Greylake

Friday 25th May 7:30pm

  • Workshop for the Big Blackdowns Bat Survey at the Churchinford Cricket pavilion.
  • To book please contact Agni
  • Meet at Grid Ref ST210 131 approx
  • Confirmation tba

Friday 1st June

  • Avalon 24 event run by Natural England for info only booking details through Natural England
  • Grid Ref ST425 414

Friday 8th June 8:45pm

  • Bat walk with Natural England at Shapwick
  • Avalon Marshes centre Grid Ref ST425 414

Saturday 9th June time tba

  • Bat walk at the Bishop’s Palace Wells with a group of deaf people organised by Dan Merritt. If you would like to be involved then please contact Dan directly on,
  • Meet at the Drawbridge to the Bishop’s Palace. Grid Ref ST552 456

Friday 22nd June 9pm

  • Bio Blitz with FWAG at Barrington Court Grid Ref ST397 184

Friday 20th July time tba but probably about 8pm ish

  • Blackdowns big bat survey
  • Please contact Agni at SERC to book your place.
  • Details of meeting place tba

Wednesday 8th August 8pm

  • Westhay bat walk with the Poldens group
  • Meet at Daggs Lane car park Grid Ref ST456 437

Friday 17th August

  • Mendip big bat survey
  • Details tba

Tuesday 14th August 2012  8pm

  • Bat walk at the Bishop’s Palace Wells
  • Meet at the Drawbridge to the Bishop’s Palace. Grid Ref ST552 456

Thursday 30th August 2012 7:30pm

  • Bat walk at Yeovil Cemetery.
  • Meet by the Cemetery gates (they close at 7:30pm) park in the streets nearby. Evening walk around the cemetery until it’s dark for the bats. Joint meeting with the Yeovil Area group of the SWT.
  • Contact Lou Pickersgill 0781 719 3184
  • Meet at the gates to Yeovil Cemetery Grid Ref ST551 165    (post code BA21 3AG)

Friday 7th September 2012 7pm

  • Bat walk for the Berrow conservation Group around Berrow. Meet at the Village hall
  • Post code TA8 2NL    Grid Ref ST298 524 or post code TA8 2NL

Monday 10th September 2012 7pm

  • Bat walk at Pilton Church near Glastonbury. There is a Natterer’s roost in the Church so we should be able to see the bats exit their roost as well as see/hear other bats in the area.
  • Leader Dave Cottle 01749 674257
  • Grid Ref ST 574 399

Saturday 29th September 2012 10:00am

  • Bat Box checks at Great Breach Wood, Westhay and Catcott.
  • Contact Paul Kennedy 01278 723229 and Dave Cottle 01749 674257
  • Grid Ref for Great Breach ST507 325, Westhay ST456 437 Catcott ST399 414

Saturday 27th October 2012 10:00am

  • Bat Box checks at:
  • a) Cheddar Wood, Kings Castle, Withial Coombe (leader Dave Cottle 01749 674257).
  •  –  Grid Ref for Cheddar Wood ST449 559 (park in the Callow Rock offices of the SWT).
  • b) Thurlbear, Ruggin & possibly Huish Moor (leader Lou Pickersgill 0781 719 3184)
  •  – Grid Ref for Thurlbear ST273 213

Saturday 24th November 2012 10:00am

  • Bat Box checks at Harridge and Edford Woods.
  • Leader Dave Cottle 01749 674257/ Paul Kennedy 01278 723229
  • Grid Ref for Harridge Wood ST648 484