Archived Events Calendar 2015


JANUARY 2015

Friday, 09 January 2015, 19:30
Feral Big Cats - Rick Minter
Rick Minter will be giving a talk about the evidence of "big cats" in and around Herefordshire
Bartestree Village Hall, HR1 4BY
Entrance: Members - £4; Non-members - £5
Light refreshments will be available
See poster on the Home Page for full details

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Thursday, 15th January 2015, 19:00
Barn Owl Pellet Workshop
HNT's Lower House Farm, Hereford
Cost to be confirmed
Note: This event is over subscribed but we are taking names for a waiting list


FEBRUARY 2015

Friday, 06 February 2015, 19:30
Polecats - Johnny Birks
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR

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Wednesday 11 and Friday 13 February 2015
Bat and Dormouse Box Installation Day
Location:  Frith Wood 

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Sunday, 15 February 2015
Bat Box Construction Workshop
Location:  Ast Wood

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Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:00
Hibernation Count
Canon Frome Court
Lesser horseshoe bats have been living in the cellars of this mansion for many years, come and help to count them as part of the National Bat Monitoring Scheme.  Places limited on this morning roost visit.
Contact Dave Smith


MARCH 2015

Thursday, 05 March 2015, 19:30
Bats and Swifts in Churches Project, Part 2 – Denise Foster
and
Church Architecture – Tim Bridges, Diocese of Hereford

Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR (TBC)


APRIL 2015

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 10:00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check (two teams required)
Frith Wood, WellingtonHeath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Denise Foster via HMG
 
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Saturday, 11 April 2015, 10:00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check (two teams required)
Frith Wood, Wellington Heath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Denise Foster via HMG
 
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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Old Country Wood
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG


MAY 2015


Friday, 01 May 2015, 20:35 (sunset)  Postponed due to poor weather forecast
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping
Nupend Nature Reserve
Park at reserve entrance at SO580355 (room for 2/3 cars only so car sharing is essential) – meet inside wood
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Sunday, 03 May 2015, 20:39 (sunset)  Postponed due to poor weather forecast
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping
Coneygree Woods
Entrance to wood is at SO717381 at “Welcome to Ledbury signpost” – meet inside wood
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 09 May 2015, 20:47 (sunset) Date changed to 09 May due to poor weather forecast for original date of 08 May
Herefordshire Mammal Atlas – Bat Trapping 
Moccas Park
Parking arrangement is not yet known but entrance is at SO347428
Contact: Denise Foster via HMG

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Sunday, 10 May 2015, 20:50 (sunset)
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping 
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Park in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346 – meet inside wood
Contact: Denise Foster

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Saturday, 16 May 2015, Time TBC  Cancelled.  May be rescheduled 
Bat and Dormouse Box Checks 
Ast Wood (West of Ledbury)
Meet in the wood (South corner); access is via field track from Baregains Lane
Contact: Dave Smith

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Saturday 16th May 2015, 21.00 hrs (sunset)
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping 
Devreaux Park, Nr Woolhope– meet inside wood
Entrance to the wood is at SO 61200 37900
and there are driveable tracks.  Trapping location not yet finalised
Contact: Denise Foster

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Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check (two teams required)
Frith Wood, Wellington Heath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Monday, 25 May 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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29 May 2015
Introductory Bat Detector Workshop
Ideal for beginners, those who want to improve their listening skills and those willing to participate in BCT's National Bat Monitoring Programme surveys. Run by the Bat Conservation Trust on the evening of 29th May 2015 To be held at The National Trust Brockhampton Estate.  The course will consist of a classroom session and a practical field session. Course Fee £15/£7 concessions.  Link for course information and booking form:

https://bats.eventhq.co.uk/introductory-bat-detector-workshop-herefordshire-29th-may-2015

If you require any further details then please contact the Bat Conservation Trust. 

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Sunday, 31 May 2015, 12:00 midday (Change of Time)
Bat Box Check
Old Country Wood, Mathon
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 20.30 hrs
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping 
Old Country Wood, Mathon
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446) or in Field at SO724436)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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JUNE 2015

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Tuesday, 09 June 2015, 20:45
Churches Project – Natterer’s Roost Count and Monitoring Visit
Wellington Church, North of Hereford
Meet at church at SO 498 483 (5 miles N of Hereford off A49).
Number of places are limited.
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Thursday, 18 June 2015, 19.30hrs
Churches Project – Upper Sapey Church 
Meet at church at SO 682636 (Church Close, Upper Sapey, Herefordshire, WR6 6XR).
Number of places are limited.
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Saturday, 20 June 2015, Time TBC
Dormouse Box Checks 
Ast Wood (West of Ledbury)
Meet in the wood (South corner); access is via field track from Baregains Lane
Contact: Dave Smith

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 21.00 hrs
Churches Project – Natterer’s Roost Count and Monitoring Visit
Pembridge Church
Meet at church at SO 39107 58066
Number of places are limited
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Thursday, 25 June 2015, 19.30hrs
Churches Project – Stretton Grandison Church 
Meet at church at SO 632440 (St. Lawrence , Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire, HR8 2TW).
Number of places are limited
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Saturday, 27th June  2015, 21:00
Baps and Bats Evening Old Country House, Mathon
Meet at Old Country House at SO726446
David Lee will be leading a bat walk through the farm buildings and yard giving information about how to identify bats with bat detectors.  A barbequed snack will be cooked by the owners of Old Country Wood, prior to the bat walk.  Food and the event are free but donations to local nature charity are welcomed.

 


JULY 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 19.30
Churches Project – Weston Beggard Church
Meet at church at Grid reference: SO 58425 41246, Postcode: HR1 4BN
If you just want to attend the bat evening survey then arrive at 21.00
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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 Thursday, 2 July 2015 at 21.30
NBMP Field Survey
Coddington nr Ledbury
Park in Coddington church car park
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Friday, 3 July 2015, 19.30
Churches Project – Eastnor Church
Meet at church at Upper Road, Eastnor, Herefordshire HR8 1RA
If you just want to attend the bat evening survey then arrive at 21.00
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Thursday, 9 July 2015, 20.00
Churches Project – Donnington
Meet at church at SO 70865 34213
If you just want to attend the bat evening survey then arrive at 21.00
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Saturday, 11 July 2015, an all day members' event
HMG Annual Outing - Derek Gow’s Consultancy, Lifton, West Devon
Derek specialises in ethical wildlife mitigation, breeding, reintroduction and translocation of protected British mammals and reptiles.  With a specific interest and 10 years experience with water voles, Derek is dedicated to reversing their decline through positive action.  
The day will comprise an introductory talk about British Mammals followed by a tour round his collection of different mammal species (includes Wild boar, Heck Cattle, Harvest mice) to discuss their history and ecology.
Cost is £7.00 per person and we are suggesting 2 cars so 10 people maximum.  However, we may be able to take more people if this event proves popular, but we will need an offer from people to drive.  
To register your interest, please contact Denise direct or through HMG

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Thursday, 16 July 2015, Time 10.00
Dormouse Box Checks 
Ast Wood (West of Ledbury)
Meet in the wood (South corner); access is via field track from Baregains Lane
Contact: Dave Smith

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Friday 17th July 2015 at 20.00
Bats and Night wildlife walk and BBQ at Putley Church
Following HMG's church survey last year we want to now look at the
bats that are using the general area.  Lesser Horseshoe bats used to breed nearby.
Please join us to help survey and enjoy a BBQ beforehand.  Bring your own drink.
Booking a place is essential,
Telephone Kate Wollen – 07786526280

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Friday, 17 July 2015, 19.30 or 21.00
Churches Project – Wigmore Church
Meet at the church at HR6 9UD or OS Grid Ref: SO413691
If you just want to attend the bat evening survey then arrive at 21.00
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Saturday, 18 July  2015, 12:00 (Change of Time!)
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Friday, 24 July 2015, 21.00 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
Woodland Bat Project – Coneygree Wood
Entrance to wood is at SO717381 at “Welcome to Ledbury signpost” – meet inside wood.
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 25 July 2015, 21.00
Woodland Bat Project – Frith Wood
Wood entrance at SO723405: a late finish is expected
Contact Denise Foster via HMG


 AUGUST 2015


Tuesday, 04 August 2015, 12:00
Bat Box Check
Nupend Nature Reserve
Meet at reserve entrance at SO 580355 (room for 2 cars only so car sharing is essential)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 8 August 2015, 20.30
Herefordshire Mammal Atlas -  Bat Trapping Event at Berrington Hall
Meet at lake.  Dirctions are on National Trust Website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/how-to-get-here/ 
Contact Denise Foster via HMG as numbers are limited

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Monday, 10 August  2015, 20.30
Woodland Bat Project -  Bat Trapping Event at Sheer Hill
Meet inside gate at SO584351. 
Contact Denise Foster via HMG 

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Saturday, 15 August  2015, 20.00
Woodland Bat Project -  Bat Trapping Event at Lea and Paget's
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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 Thursday, 20 August 2015, Time TBC
Bat and Dormouse Box Checks 
Ast Wood (West of Ledbury)
Meet in the wood (South corner); access is via field track from Baregains Lane
Contact: Dave Smith

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Sunday, 23 August  2015, 10:00 
Bat Box Check 
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Friday, 28 August 2015 CANCELLED
Bat and Moth Evening (Public Event)
National Trust’s Weir
Gardens - Details TBA
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Sunday, 30 August 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Old Country Wood
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG


SEPTEMBER 2015

Wednesday, 02 September 2015, 20.00 hrs
Herefordshire Mammal Atlas -  Bat Trapping Event at Homme House
Entrance to Homme House is at HR8 2LU
Meet at Lake, Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 05 September 2015, 19.45 hrs
Herefordshire Mammal Atlas -  Bat Trapping Event at Drummonds Dub
Entrance to site is at SO64160 25681
Meet at first Lake, Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Tuesday, 08 September 2015, 19.45 (sunset)
Woodland Bat Project – Bat Trapping 
Devreaux Park, Nr Woolhope– meet inside wood at lake
Entrance to the wood is at SO 61200 37900
and there are driveable tracks.  Trapping location not yet finalised
Contact: Denise Foster

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Thursday, 10 September 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check - White Rocks and Woodside
White Rocks and Woodside HNT Reserves, The Doward
Meet at Miner’s Rest Car Park at approx SO553158
Contact: Denise Foster via HMG

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Sunday, 13 September 2015, 19.30
Herefordshire Mammal Atlas -  Bat Trapping Event at Berrington Hall
Meet at lake.  Directions are on National Trust Website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/how-to-get-here/ 
Contact Denise Foster via HMG as numbers are limited

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Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 26 September 2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Old Country Wood
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG

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Saturday, 26 September 2015, Time TBC
Bat and Dormouse Box Checks 
Ast Wood (West of Ledbury)
Meet in the wood (South corner); access is via field track from Baregains Lane
Contact: Dave Smith

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OCTOBER

Sunday, 04 October 2015, 10.00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check (two teams required)
Frith Wood, Wellington Heath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Denise Foster via HMG 

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Previous events can be viewed on the Archived Events Calendar page.


OCTOBER 2015

Sunday, 04 October 2015, 10.00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check (two teams required)
Frith Wood, Wellington Heath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Denise Foster via HMG 

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Friday 16 October 2015, 14:00
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at approx. SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Friday, 23 October  2015, 10:00
Bat Box Check
Old Country Wood
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG 


NOVEMBER 2015


Monday, 02 November 2015, 19:30
HMG AGM
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Dene, Hereford, HR1 4JR
To be followed by a talk by by Derek Crawley entitled:
"Badgers & Foxes – Our Underground Neighbours"

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Friday, 06 November 2015, 09.30
Dormouse Box Check
Frith Wood, Wellington Heath
Meet at wood entrance at SO723405
Contact Kate Wollen via HMG 


DECEMBER 2015

Monday, 07 December 2015, 19:30
Hedgehog Rescue & Rehabilitation - Hollycroft Rescue Centre
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR
£2 Members, £4 Non-members