Winter Get-togethers 2017 - 2018
We are planning on holding social evenings on the third Thursday of each month, starting on 16th November week finishing in April. This will give members and new-comers a chance to socialise, find out about any bat activities that are being planned and get updates on current projects. Part of the evening will be either a short talk on a bat related topic or a workshop style session.
These will be updated as speakers are confirmed:
Thursday 14th December 6.30pm The Bridge, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. (Christmas social)
Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Change of date! 7pm at the Great North Museum - Talk about Bats in Georgia, including lots of pictures of horseshoe bats!
Thursday 15th February 2018
Thursday 15th March 2018 - (plus Annual General Meeting)
Bats at Sea
Hugh Watson has had bat detectors deployed on the Farnes and other islands off the Northumberland coast since 2012. He will talk about the background to the project, its findings so far, and the implications for bat conservation.
Thursday 19th April 2018
All talks will be held in the NHSN Council Room in the Great North Museum: Hancock and will start at 7pm with the exception of the Christmas Social.
The dates are:
Sunday 3rd Dec
Friday 15th Dec
Friday 29th Dec
Sat 13th Jan
Thurs 18th Jan
Tues 6th Feb
Thurs 22nd Feb
You will need: wellies, old warm clothes that you dont mind getting dirty, torches with lots of spare batteries and maybe also a change of boots/socks (I know I will, I always get wet!!). Bring lunch, snacks and a flask, it will be cold!
If you are interested in/able to come along please email Tina Wiffen. Her email address is on the member's email which was sent out in November. If you do not have this email, and would like to join the hibernation surveys, please use the CONTACT form to ask for further information.
Call sequence of the parti-coloured bat.
Bat tat ready for Halloween!
Wing venation, important for species identification. This image shows the wing membrane of a Nathusius pipistrelle.