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Summer Events 2018


Our varied and interesting Winter 2017-2018 events calendar has now finished. On reviewing the events at the AGM (March 2018) it was apparent that despite the bats being in hibernation, that we (as NBG members) had all been quite busy, both with talks and with Tina's hibernation surveys.


So, on with the summer events, though apparently "dust off your detectors" is actually the last of the winter events.... is anyone else confused ;-)


16 April 2018 Newcastle City Centre Bat Walk

Public event but hosted by Natural History Society of Northumbria.

Join Hazel Makepeace and Northumberland Bat Group members for a short talk on bat ecology, then a walk to Leazes Park and Exhibition Park to watch, hear and identify bats foraging over water bodies.


Free to members of NHSN, booking essential. Please phone 0191 208 2970 to book. If you are not a member, then please contact the Society Office on the above number in advance. We would welcome a donation, or please consider joining the NHSN at our website.


19th April 2018 - Dust off your detectors.

1945 meet at Exhibition Park Brewery, then survey untill 2200.

This is our last winter get-together so it is a chance to dust off your detectors and meet up with other members of the group and see what bats we can see foraging over the lake at Exhibition Park. We will have a selection of bat detectors and recorders so don't worry if you haven't got your own.

Meet outside the entrance to Wylam Brewery Tap.



More to come! Keep watching this space. :-)

Parti-coloured bat sonogram

Call sequence of the parti-coloured bat.

Loads bat tat

Bat tat ready for Halloween!

Nathusius wing veination

Wing venation, important for species identification. This image shows the wing membrane of a Nathusius pipistrelle.