Kent Bat Group hold and support a variety of events throughout the year. Come and join one of the below events to learn more about bats or the group itself...
Indoor meetings are held at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, ME17 2QT at 7:30pm
Open to all, a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated to help with running costs of the meetings.
Please note there will be a brief AGM immediately prior
Fiona Matthews, Chair of the Mammal Society and Professor of Environment Biology, University Of Sussex
Green energy and British bats - Throwing caution to the wind
Fiona will be discussing her research assessing the scale of fatalities at wind turbines, considering the new challenges posed by offshore wind energy developments and commenting on the different approaches to regulation applied in different EU countries
David Hill: Assessing the Autobat acoustic lure as a tool for bat conservation: Very good, but could do better
David, who developed the Sussex Autobat, will illustrate recent work with the Autobat acoustic lure in the USA and Australasia and outline recent experimental work to optimise the Autobat for surveying woodland bats in the UK
Hazel Ryan and John Puckett: Where do Kent's bats go in winter?
Find out about the variety of structures that bats hibernate in, the species we find and how we monitor and protect these sites
Cost will be £4 per person.
Further information and details on how to book a place can be found at www.westgateparks.co.uk/events
Suitable for ages 7+, please bring a torch.
Come with us a for a chance to walk around Brockhill Country Park in darkness, join the Rangers and bat experts to investigate this wonderful park at night. Bring a torch and suitable outdoor clothes. Dogs are not allowed on this walk. £5 per place. Please book via the KCC Country Parks website.
Another of our ever popular walks with an opportunity to see and hear bats on the reserve.
A number of bat detectors are available to use and the walk leader, Paul Glanfield, will be on hand to answer all your batty questions.
Appropriate footwear and warm clothing are advised. Bring a torch if you have one.
Booking is essential - Bookings and enquiries to: 07910 506 996 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited to 20 places.
Please book here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/kent/abbots-mill-project/late-summer-bat-walk-and-talk-2018/2018-08-29/19:45
Limited spaces so please book your place - Tel: 03000 413580 or Email: email@example.com
Enjoy the last days of summer with a walk around Little Burton lake and park. All ages welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a torch. There is no charge for the walk but donations to Kent Bat Group will be much appreciated.
There are often a variety of activities taking place throughout the year, if you would like to volunteer and give your time to bat conservation, please ensure your membership is current (for insurance purposes) and complete this form and return to us.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Kent Bat Group event or activity.
10am - 4:30pm £30/person
At Wildwood (in partnership with KBG)
Tutor: Hazel Ryan
Aimed at those interested in bats or just starting out in bat work, this course provides a general background to the ecology and biology of these fascinating mammals with a particular focus on bats in Kent and the work of Kent Bat Group. Includes survey methods, monitoring, bat identification, meeting live captive bats and a visit to our bat flight cage.
Please contact Wildwood if interested in attending