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August 2018

Bewdley Bat Walk

25th August 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverside North Park, Riverside North
Bewdley,

A public bat walk...without all the walking.

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September 2018

Grafton Wood bat box checks – September

23rd September 2018
Grafton Wood Nature Reserve

...the search for Bechstein's bats goes on

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December 2018

National Bats in Churches Project – a presentation by Lisa Worledge of the Bat Conservation Trust

5th December 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Dr,
Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 2LG United Kingdom
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Please join us for this talk is about the Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) Bats in Churches Partnership project. The overall objective of the project is that historic churches and bat populations of high conservation significance will be better conserved and communities strengthened, now and into the future. The project partnership will promote better understanding of built and natural heritage and a more harmonious relationship between people and bats. The main partners in this project are: Natural England, Cathedral and Church…

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February 2019

Talk: BrumBats projects (by Morgan Hughes – BrumBats chair)

26 February at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Dr,
Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 2LG United Kingdom
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Urban Bat Project - Investigating the movements of bats in the urban fringe. Morgan Hughes discusses her PhD study investigating the assemblages and movements of non-ubiquitous bats in the urban fringe. The study hopes to shed light on how species which are not adapted to urban environments are surviving in green belt areas and what features of the suburban landscape are important to them.

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March 2019

Talk: Figs, fish, flowers & flies – The incredible varied diet of bats

19 March at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Dr,
Worcester, WR5 2LG
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Figs, Fish, Flowers & Flies. Matthew Terry presents another of his fascinating and wry talks, this time on the incredibly wide range of food sources exploited by bats, and the unique adaptations that have evolved between food and bat.

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April 2019

Event: ‘Wilder Future’ at University of Worcester

2 April at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Worcester, St John's Campus
Worcester, Worcestershire WR2 6AJ United Kingdom
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Volunteers needed! Worcester Wildlife Trust are running a 'Wilder Future' event to engage students with wildlife and encourage them to take action. A variety of special interest groups will be represented, and we would love to support WWT by running a bat group stall. What you present to the students is up to you - perhaps you can teach them how to identify bat calls from some example sonograms, show them what potential roost features for bats look like, or…

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Workshop: Guide to using bat detectors/ BRaTS training

9 April at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Dr,
Worcester, WR5 2LG
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If you are new to discovering bats and want learn the basics, please join us for a brief theory session followed by in-the-field practice. We hope this will expand your knowledge and enjoyment of bats. If you are a more seasoned member of the group, and would like to help others learn more about bat detecting (and practice leading a bat walk), please also come along to help things run smoothly. The session will include an introduction to using echometer…

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Bat box check: Knapp and Papermill

14 April at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Knapp and Papermill, Alfrick Pound
Worcester, WR6 5HB United Kingdom
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This year, box checks at the Knapp and Papermill will take place on the second  Sunday of each month. Please join us at 10AM by the visitor centre (opposite the car parking area). The checks are open to all paid-up members of the bat group. (This is for insurance purposes - membership can be paid on the day, £10 per household.) Visiting all the boxes will likely take a couple of hours so please wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring some…

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Bat box check: Grafton Wood

28 April at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grafton Wood Nature Reserve

This year, box checks at Grafton Wood will generally take place on the last Tuesday of each month. Some dates (such as this one) will take place on Sundays due to lead volunteer availability. Please check member emails for more updates. Anna Dudley will be leading the checks and will confirm a meeting time and place shortly. The checks are open to all members of the bat group, however numbers are limited to ten people per session, so please email…

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May 2019

Talk: Surveying Trees for Bats: Can we do better?

7 May at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Dr,
Worcester, WR5 2LG
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Please join us for a talk by Jim Mulholland, where he will discuss the different methods of surveying trees for bats and whether we can improve our understanding of tree roots. More details to follow soon. All members very welcome but likely to be of particular interest to ecologists and bat workers. Non- members will be asked for a small contribution for entry on the night or your household can join for £10 per year.

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