Events Programme – Gloucestershire Bat Group

Events Programme

Throughout the year a number of interesting talks are held within Standish Village Hall, near Gloucester (Location and directions). All events are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise stated. Please arrive at 7.15 for a 7.30 start. Tea and refreshments are provided: we ask a £2 charge per attendee to cover costs.

If you would like to request a bat talk or walk for your group or organisation please use the form on our Contact page.

For details on summer/winter surveys please look at our Activities page.

Upcoming Events:

Monday 13 January 2020 Surveying trees for bats; can we do better? Jim Mullholland.

Jim will share his experience of surveying bat roosts in trees at sites in South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire over the last four years. He talk about the difficulties finding bats, highlighting short comings in the ‘standard’ surveys of trees for bats, and update attendees on his current work which seeks to improve the prospects for surveyors (and bats).

Tuesday 31 March 2020. AGM and “Goodbye Mr Hitler and thanks for all the tunnels – Monitoring bats in the Nietoperek SAC in Western Poland”. Dr Johnny Birks

Tuesday 21 April 2020 My Mistress’ – 35 years of Horseshoe Bat Roost Improvements. Colin Morris

Colin has worked with horseshoe bats for over 35 years and managed some of the most important horseshoe roosts in the UK (and Europe). Having a practical background (and a generous benefactor) it’s allowed him to modify, adapt and improve many sites across England and Wales for both greater and lesser horseshoe bats – including building roosts from scratch. Colin will be presenting some of the work he’s undertaken, including some of the disappointments.

Recent Events:

Tuesday 15 October 2019 Bat Sex. Matthew Terry.

Tuesday 12 March 2019 AGM and talk by Lisa Worledge of the Bat Conservation Trust on bat evolution.

Thursday 22 November 2018 Rewilding, and implications for bats in the UK. Dr David Bullock.

Monday 12 February 2018  Lesser Horseshoe Bats at Sherborne.  Nick Downs.

Tuesday 9 January 2018  Pine Marten reintroductions to Gloucestershire. Andrew Stringer.

Thursday 5 October 2017  Sniffing Out Bats. Carline van Vliet from Worcester Dogs.