Archived Events Calendar 2016


JANUARY 2016

Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 19:30 
Celebrity Lecture and Raffle 
Camera Trapping – Wildlife Kate 
www.wildlifekate.co.uk 
Fownhope Village Hall HR1 4PG 
(6 miles SE of Hereford on B4224) 
£3 members, £5 non-members 

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Sunday, 17 January 2016, Time TBC
Ast Wood Volunteer Work Party
Volunteers required to install bat boxes and carry out repairs on existing bat and dormouse boxes.  A chance to spend the day helping to conserve and monitor some of Herefordshire's protected species in a beautiful ancient woodland.  Baked potatoes and tea will be provided to all volunteers, cooked on an open fire in the wood.
Please contact Dave Smith for details on 07905 849842  or davetreesmith@aol.com


FEBRUARY 2016

Wednesday, 03 February 2016, 19:30
Pine Marten Re-introduction in Mid Wales - A talk by Lizzie Croose of VWT
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR
£2 Members, £4 Non-members

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Saturday, 06 February 2016, 10:00
Ast Wood Volunteer Work Party
Volunteers required to install bat boxes and carry out repairs on existing bat and dormouse boxes.  A chance to spend the day helping to conserve and monitor some of Herefordshire's protected species in a beautiful ancient woodland.  Baked potatoes and tea will be provided to all volunteers, cooked on an open fire in the wood. 
Please contact Dave Smith for details on 07905 849842  or davetreesmith@aol.com


MARCH 2016

Monday, 14th March 2016, 19:30
Bonkers about Blubber; 1000 days of Whales and Dolphins – Mike Bailey 
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR 
There will be a small charge for this event 


APRIL 2016

Friday, 22 April 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check
Buckenhill Wood, Woolhope Dome
Meet in large lay-by at Siege Wood at SO605344
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 23 April 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Wednesday, 27 April at 19:30
Bat and Roadside Mammal Driven Transect Training
HWT Offices, Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Hereford, HR1 1UT
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 30 April 2016 at 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


MAY 2016
Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check
White Rocks and Woodside HNT Reserves, The Doward
Meet at Miner’s Rest Car Park at SO553158
Contact: Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 21 May 2016, 09:30 Sunday, 22 May 2016, 09:30
Bat Box & Dormouse Box Checks
Ast Wood
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed at short notice

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Sunday, 22 May 2016 at 10:00 (Changed to 09.00 am but could be cancelled at last minute)
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Monday, 30 May 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check
Nupend Nature Reserve
Meet at reserve entrance at SO580355 (room for 2 cars only so car sharing is essential)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG


JUNE 2016

Sunday, 05 June 2016 at 10:00 (Changed to 13.00)
Bat Box Check
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet in lay-by at the side of road at SO595346
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Thursday, 9 June 2016, 19.30 and/or 21.00
Churches Project – Letton Church Survey (Inspection and Bat Activity)
This church has bats using the interior and it has been accepted in the HLF Bat and Swift Box Project
Meet at church at HR3 6DH, just off the A438
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Monday, 13 June 2016, 19.30 and/or 21.00
Churches Project – Norton Canon Church Survey (Inspection and Bat Activity)
This church has bats using the interior and it has been accepted in the HLF Bat and Swift Box Project
Meet at church at HR4 7BQ, just off the A480
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 21:00
NBMP Pipistrelle Bat Count
National Trust Weir Gardens, West of Hereford (A438, HR4 7QF)
Lots of volunteers needed for counting please!
Contact Dave Smith direct or via HMG to confirm or for specific directions

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Saturday, 18 June 2016, 09:30
Dormouse Box Checks - Ast Wood
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed at short notice

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Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:00 (changed to 26 June 2016 at 10.00)
Dormouse Box Check
Chase Wood, Ross-on-Wye
Meet at SO603229 at top of unmade track
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 21.15 hrs
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).
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Friday, 24 June 2016, 20:00
Go Bats at Bodenham
James Bisset (HMG member) is leading a bat walk for the Herefordshire Walking Festival (Walk 40)
Please support this event. Further details on http://www.walkingfestival.com/media/238fc0c171eef105ffff804bffffffd3.pdf 

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Monday, 27 June 2016, 21.15 hrs
Churches Project – Natterer’s Roost Count and Monitoring Visit
Pembridge Church
Meet at church at SO 39107 58066
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Thursday, 30 June 2016, 21.15 hrs 
Churches Project – Natterer’s Roost Count and Monitoring Visit
Wigmore Church
Meet at the church at HR6 9UD or OS Grid Ref: SO413691
Contact Denise Foster via HMG 


JULY 2016


Saturday, 2 July 2016, 20.00
Bat and Swift Evening – St. Mary's Church, Staunton-on-Wye
The evening starts with refreshments and a short presentation about the HLF churches project.  We will let have a walk around the churchyard learning about swifts and watching them come into their nest sites.  Once night falls we will then listen out for bats and have a listen for the brown long-eared bats inside the church.  Meet at St. Mary's Church, Staunton-on-Wye at HR4 7NJ
Please contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 19.00
Mammal and Bat Walk – Seige Wood
Starting with a walk led by Mark O'Brien looking for signs of mammals including badger, fox, deer,
dormouse etc, followed by a led bat walk around the organic Mabley farm and
woods.  Meet at Siege wood, Woolhope SO 605344
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed at
short notice

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Saturday, 16 July 2016 at 10:00
Bat and Dormouse Box Check – Frith Wood
Two teams required
Meet at SO723405, wood entrance (near Wellington Heath)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Monday, 18 July 2016, 09:30
Dormouse Box Check – Ast Wood
Meet inside wood at approx. SO674379
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed
at short notice

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 at 10.00 CANCELLED DUE TO MATERNITY SEASON
Bat Box Check – Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet at SO595346 (lay-by, Hawkers Lane)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG
 


AUGUST 2016


 11th to 15th August 2016
Woolhope Dome Bat Tracking Project
Radio-tracking 5 bats in the Woolhope Dome area the first or second week of August.  If you are interested in this event and would
like to be involved please contact Denise Foster, HMG.

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Friday, 12 August 2016 at 10.00
Bat Box Check – Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet at SO595346 (lay-by, Hawkers Lane)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 20 August 2016, 09:30
Bat Box & Dormouse Box Checks – Ast Wood
Meet inside wood at approx. SO674379
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed at short notice 

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 18.30 and/or 20.00
Churches Project –Brampton Abbots Church Survey (Inspection and Bat Activity)
This church is a closed church and extensive repairs are being carried out so we want to check it out as part of our Churches project.
Meet at church at Grid Ref: SO 6010 2641, Postcode: HR9 7JE.
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Thursday, 25 August 2016, 18.30 and/or 20.00
Churches Project – Moreton-on-Lugg Church Survey (Inspection and Bat Activity)
This church has approached us for help as Natterer's bats are using the interior of the church.
Meet at church at HR4 8DE
Contact Denise Foster via HMG if you would like to attend

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Monday, 29 August 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check – The Doward
White Rocks and Woodside HNT Reserves,
Meet at Miner’s Rest Car Park at SO553158
Contact: Denise Foster via HMG 
 


SEPTEMBER 2016


 Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 11:00 (Change of Time)
Bat Box Check – Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet at SO595346 (lay-by, Hawkers Lane)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 24 September 2016, 09:30
Bat box & Dormouse Box Checks – Ast Wood
Meet inside wood at approx. SO674379
Please contact Dave Smith in case dates are changed
at short notice

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Sunday, 25 September 2016 at 10.00
Bat Box Check – Old Country Wood
Meet at Old Country House (SO726446)
Contact David Lee via HMG


OCTOBER 2016


Sunday, 2 October, 2016, 10:00 
Dormouse Box Check
Chase Wood, Ross-on-Wye
Meet at SO603229 at top of unmade track
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10.00 (Postponed until November)
Bat and Bird Box Check
Buckenhill Woods, Woolhope
Meet at SO 605343 in hard-standing parking area
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Saturday, 8 October 2016 at 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, 15 October 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check – Lea and Paget’s Wood
Meet at SO595346 (lay-by, Hawkers Lane)
Contact Denise Foster via HMG

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Thursday, 20 October 2016, 19:30
HMG - AGM
Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Dene, Hereford, HR1 4JR
To include exciting project updates and also a film recorded by a study group in Flanders “How to live-trap dormouse and (almost) nothing else”. You will be surprised and amused at how acrobatic other small mammals are!"  This is one not to be missed

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Monday, 31 October 2016 at 10:00
Bat Box Check - White Rocks and Woodside
White Rocks & Woodside NR, Doward
Meet at Miner’s Rest car park at SO553158
Contact: Mike Bailey via HMG


NOVEMBER 2016


Saturday, 05 November 2016, 10:00
Bat Box Check – Nupend Wood
Near Fownhope.  Meet at wood entrance at approx. SO 5812 3519
Please contact Nick Underhill-Day (07719 329170) in case dates are changed at short notice

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Thursday, 24 November 2016, 19.30 - CANCELLED
Sound Analysis Workshop - Analook
Venue: TBA
Please contact David Lee via HMG

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Saturday, 26 November 2016: 11.00 10.00 start
Dormouse Box Check - Chase Wood
Chase Wood, Ross-on-Wye
Meet at SO603229 at top of unmade track
Contact Denise Foster via HMG


DECEMBER 2016


Sunday, 11 December 2016
Bat box/dormouse box maintenance day
Ast Wood
Help needed to repair and re-hang boxes.  Hot drinks and baked potatoes provided for volunteers.
Please contact Dave Smith to register your interest and to confirm time and directions

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Tuesday,13 December 2016, 19.30
General Principles of Small Mammal Trapping and Mammal Trapping in Nepal
A Talk by Simon Poulton of BioEcoSS Ltd
The Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop
There will be a charge for this event

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Sunday, 18th December 2016
Harvest Mouse Survey
Venue to be confirmed
This will either be a site with a known harvest mouse presence, and will be treated as a training opportunity.  Or it will be a survey of a site with historic records, but no guarantee of seeing nests.
Please contact Dave Smith to register your interest