Glossop Bat Group Updates - 30th March 2012

At the 2nd Glossop Bat Group Meeting we surveyed the bats of the Sandhole and parts of Howardtown Mill. We will meet again outside The Oakwood on George Street on Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm. There is some concern that a fixed weekly meeting is at the mercy of the weather and will exclude anybody who is not free on Wednesday evenings. It also limits the amount of experience that members can get. For that reason, and because so many priority areas have already been suggested, it might be a good idea to allow for extra, impromptu surveys when members with bat detectors are available and the weather is favourable. These will be most evenings starting around 7.30. Details of these surveys will be posted on our Facebook page or can be sent by text. Please let me know if you want to be informed of these surveys.

The primary aim of the Glossop Bat Group is to collect data on the status of bat communities in the area, and it's important that members are trained and given sufficient experience to become competent bat surveyors. Given the equipment available and the experienced bat workers willing to help, the Glossop Bat Group could produce work of an exceptionally high standard over the summer.

We have enjoyed very strong support from the South Lancs. Bat Group and members are strongly encouraged to join that group for the modest sum of £5 per household. There will be no fee to join the Glossop Bat Group.