Throughout the year a number of interesting talks are held within Standish Village Hall, near Gloucester (Location and directions). Typically, 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.
[Covid Update – Since 2020 we have been holding talks for the membership online via Zoom. Details of each talk are sent ahead of the meeting so that you can join in.]
If you would like to request a bat talk or walk for your group or organisation please use the form on our Contact page. Talks may be given via Zoom or face-to-face depending on the Covid regulations at the time and individual preferences of those involved.
For details on summer/winter surveys please look at our Activities page.
Wednesday 10 November 2021, 7.30pm- “Goodbye Mr Hitler and thanks for all the tunnels – Monitoring bats in the Nietoperek SAC in Western Poland“ by Dr Johnny Birks
The talk will introduce the extraordinary bat hibernation site known as Nietoperek, which is visited every winter by volunteer bat workers from many countries to help with the annual census. There will be quite a lot about bats, but the talk will also describe other wildlife thrills, and the human challenges and conflicts encountered during efforts to conserve the underground tunnels in a suitable state for hibernating bats.
The talk will be held using Zoom so keep an eye on your emails as an invitation link to join the meeting online will be circulated shortly before the event.
Examples of previous talks:
Monday 13 January 2020 Surveying trees for bats; can we do better? Jim Mullholland.
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.