Archived Events Calendar 2013

Note: Some events listed during 2013 may refer to HAM (Herefordshire Action for Mammals), HMG's previous name.
Events held before June 2013 are not available in this archive, but may be researched by accessing previous Newsletters from the Newsletters and Bulletins page.


JUNE 2013

Friday, 07 June 2013, 20:45
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Pipistrelle
Weir Gardens (National Trust), West of Hereford on the A438
Over 500 bat have been recorded at this site in the past
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com

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Saturday, 08 June 2013, evening with a late finish
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Penyard Park, Weston-under-Penyard
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM 
herefordmammals@bigfoot.com 
Specific time will be provided to those attending; note that this will be a late finish

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Sunday, 09 June 2013, 20:40 for 21:10
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Pipistrelle
Tuck Mill, Eaton Bishop, Hereford
Over 1,000 bat have been recorded at this site in the past
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com
Note that the bats at this site often emerge earlier than NBMP published time, so arrive no later than the posted time!

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Monday, 10 June 2013, 21:00 - 21:15
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Lesser Horseshoe
Canon Frome Court
Ben McCarthy
Tel.: 07809 417752
benonthefarm@gmail.com
Please contact Ben to confirm attendance 

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Sunday, 12 June 2013, 21:00 - 21:15
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Pipistrelle
Canon Frome Court
Ben McCarthy
Tel.: 07809 417752
benonthefarm@gmail.com
Please contact Ben to confirm attendance 

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Friday, 14 June 2013, evening with a late finish
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Chase Wood, Ross-on-Wye
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM 
herefordmammals@bigfoot.com
Specific time will be provided to those attending; note that this will be a late finish

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Saturday, 15 June 2013
Dormouse Box Check
Ast Wood
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com

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Saturday, 15 June 2013, 20:30
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Lesser Horseshoe
Upper Hall, Ledbury
Kate Wollen
Tel.: 07786 526280
kate.wollen@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Please contact Kate to confirm precise time

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Sunday, 19 June 2013, 21:00 - 21:15
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Pipistrelle
Canon Frome Court
Ben McCarthy
Tel.: 07809 417752
benonthefarm@gmail.com
Please contact Ben to confirm attendance

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Thursday, 20 June 2013, 20:45 for 21:15
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Pipistrelle
Tuck Mill, Eaton Bishop, Hereford
Over 1,000 bat have been recorded at this site in the past
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com
Note that the bats at his site often emerge earlier than NBMP published, so arrive no later than the posted time!

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Saturday, 22 June 2013, 20:30
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Lesser Horseshoe
Upper Hall, Ledbury
Kate Wollen
Tel.: 07786 526280
kate.wollen@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Please contact Kate to confirm precise time

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Monday, 24 June 2013, 19:30
Barn Owl Pellet Analysis
Colwall Village Hall
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM 
herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

A short presentation followed by practical on analysing pellets. 
Limited numbers so book in advance.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 21:00 - 21:15
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Lesser Horseshoe
Canon Frome Court
Ben McCarthy
Tel.: 07809 417752
benonthefarm@gmail.com
Please contact Ben to confirm attendance

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Saturday, 29 June 2013, evening with a late finish
Bat Detector Survey and possible Mist Netting
The Doward woods, near Ross-on-Wye
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM 
herefordmammals@bigfoot.com 
Specific time will be provided to those attending; note that this will be a late finish

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June 2013
Bat Colony Count (NBMP) - Lesser Horseshoe
Holme Lacy Hotel
Dates and contact details to be confirmed All events are arranged by HAM unless indicated to the contrary


JULY 2013
Sunday, 07 July 2013, 11:00 - 16:00
HAM at Credenhill Park Wood's 'Woodland Fete'
Natural history, woodcrafts etc. 
Information on the woods and the event link: Credenhill Wood

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Friday, 12 July 2013, evening
NBMP Field Bat Detector Survey 
Looking for Noctule, Serotine and Pipistrelle species
Coddington, West of Great Malvern
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Saturday, 20 July 2013, usually a morning event
Dormouse Box Check
Ast Wood, West of Ledbury
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com

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Saturday, 20 July 2013, evening
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Chase Wood, South of Ross-on-Wye
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Thursday, 25 July 2013, evening
NBMP Field Bat Detector Survey
Looking for Noctule, Serotine and Pipistrelle species
Coddington, West of Great Malvern
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Saturday, 27 July 2013, evening
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Penyard Park Wood, SE of Ross-on-Wye
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com


AUGUST 2013


Friday, 09 August 2013, evening
NBMP Waterways Bat Detector Survey
Looking for Daubenton bats
Leadon, Ledbury
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Monday, 12 August 2013, evening

Small Myotis Bat Research Project - Harp Trapping Event
Chase Wood, South of Ross-on-Wye
Specific time will be provided to those attending
The number of participants attending this event is strictly limited
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com


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Tuesday, 13 August 2013, evening
Small Myotis Bat Research Project - Harp Trapping Event
Lea and Paget's, South-East of Hereford
Specific time will be provided to those attending
The number of participants attending this event is strictly limited
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Saturday, 17 August 2013
Dormouse Box Check
Ast Wood, West of Ledbury
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com


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Monday, 19 August, evening
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Chase Wood, South of Ross-on-Wye
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Thursday, 22 August 2013, evening
Bat Detector Survey and Mist Netting
Penyard Park Wood, SE of Ross-on-Wye
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Friday, 23 August 2013, evening
NBMP Waterways Bat Detector Survey
Looking for Daubenton bats
Leadon, Ledbury
Specific time will be provided to those attending
Denise Foster 
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Thursday, 29 August 2013, 19:45 (Provisional)
Bat Walk
Little Doward, near Ross-on-Wye
Martin Hales 
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com


SEPTEMBER 2013

Sunday, 08 September 2013, evening
Small Myotis Research Project - Harp Trapping Event
Old Country Wood, West of Great Malvern
Specific time will be provided to those attending
The number of participants attending this event is strictly limited
Denise Foster
Contact via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Sunday, 15 September 2013
Dormouse Box Check
Ast Wood
Dave Smith
07905 849842 or 01432 266937
davetreesmith@aol.com

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Monday, 16 September 2013
Mist Netting and Harp Trapping Event
Haugh Wood
Details to be agreed nearer the time
Contact Denise Foster via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Thursday, 19 September 2013, 19:30
Pine Marten Ecology & Distribution in the UK
A talk by Lizzie Croose of the Vincent Wildlife Trust
Bartestree Village Hall

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Monday, 23 September 2013
Mist Netting and Harp Trapping Event
Haugh Wood
Details to be agreed nearer the time
Contact Denise Foster via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com

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Friday (pm) - Sunday (am), 27 - 29 September 2013
Small Mammal Training Weekend
This will include Longworth trapping training, theory and handling
Presented by Johnny Birks (Chairman of the Mammal Society) and Denise Foster
Venue and specific times to be confirmed  

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Friday, 27 September 2013
Bat Mist Netting and Harp Trapping Event - Herefordshire Woodlands Project
Frith Wood, Near Wellington Heath
This event is part of the Small Mammal Trapping Weekend so numbers arelimited to those members who are not attending the whole event.  Please register your interest as soon as possible. This will be the final bat trapping event for the year.
Contact Denise Foster via HAM: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com


OCTOBER 2013

Friday, 04 October 2013
HAM Annual General Meeting
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Dene, Hereford, HR1 4JR
Time: To be confirmed
This year, after the AGM we will be having 3 presentations given by HAM members:
  1. Surveying for dormice in the tree canopies of three Herefordshire woodlands (Dave Smith)
  2. Herefordshire Woodlands Bat Project - Comparing the Biodiversity of Bat Species in Managed Plantations compared with Deciduous and Ancient Woodlands (Denise Foster)
  3. The habitat preference of the European hedgehog (Emma Franks) 
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Saturday, 05 October 2013, 10:00 am
Bat Box Check
Lea and Pagets Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx SO595346 which is off Hawker's Lane, Woolhope
Note: Any bats found in boxes will be processed.  If you are rabies vaccinated and want to handle bats, please bring gloves!
Dave and Denise leading

Dave Smith: 07905 849842 or 01432 266937 davetreesmith@aol.com
Denise Foster: Via HMG: herefordmammals@bigfoot.com


NOVEMBER 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013, 19:30
Winter Talk: Wild Boar Ecology and Field Signs - Hayley Clayton
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Dene, Hereford, HR1 4JR
Entrance fee: HMG Members - £2.00; Non-members - £4.00
Find out more about Hayley and her extensive work with wild boar at this link


DECEMBER 2013

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 19:30
Winter Talk: Reintroduction of Beavers in the UK - Nick Underhill-Day
Nick is a member of HMG.  He has worked as a research scientist and is presently an ecologist. 
In 2011, a partnership between the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (aka Slimbridge) and the Wildlife Research and Conservation Unit of Oxford University appointed Nick Underhill-day to undertake a 6-month scoping study on the reintroduction of Eurasian Beaver in the UK.  Nick¬ís presentation on the 18th December is going to highlight some interesting facts on the life of this fascinating mammal.

Note: Change of Venue
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Dene, Hereford, HR1 4JR
Fownhope Villiage Hall, HR1 4PW (Use HR1 4PE for New Inn; the grey box on the linked map is FVH)
Fownhope New Memorial Hall is on the North Side of the main B4224 that runs through the village; it is in the centre of the village, opposite the New Inn.  There is limited parking on the road. There is access for cars from Court Orchard.  Take the road opposite the entrance to Wye Leisure and turn right into Biggs Lane just before the school.

Entrance fee: HMG Members - £2.00; Non-members - £4.00