>>> Local Groups
Interactive Map of location and other details of Local Groups.
'There is now a network of over 60 local Badger Groups across Great Britain, all working for the protection of their local badgers.'
>>> Get Involved >>> Local Bat Groups
'The Bat Conservation Trust and local bat groups organise events for a range of audiences throughout the year, from conferences to bat walks and talks.' The section Find your local bat group links to a PDF giving some details of the more than a hundred local bat groups in the UK.
>>> Calendar >>> ... Programme
'Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month between September and May at several venues around Reading.'
Dorothea Bate Room, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, SW7 5BD, Londonwww.conchsoc.org/pages/indoor.php
'Indoor Meetings are usually held ... at intervals of four to six weeks, between September and May. The main event at these meetings is usually a lecture by a guest speaker, or society member. Members are also encouraged to bring exhibits and there are opportunities for informal discussions, over tea, and to purchase Society goods and back publications. Meetings usually close at about 5.30 pm.'
'The CMG has a varied programme of events, including mammal surveys, talks and management activities.'
'We run a regular series of events which are open to both members (for free) and non-members (for a small fee). Summer events include field trips to sites around Devon, as well as guided mammal-watching trips overseas. Winter events are usually held indoors, and include talks from expert speakers on a wide variety of mammal-related subjects.'
'The group runs a program of public events throughout the year, at which members of the public are very welcome. These take the form of a winter talk program and a summer walk program. We also run a wider program of events for bat group members.'
'Bat Group Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm. This winter we hope to have a talk at the beginning of each meeting.'
>>> Get Involved! >>> Events Calendar
Winter monthly evening meetings, usually Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.
>>> Meetings >>> Monthly Talks
'Meetings are held from October to April ... on the first Tuesday of each month (second Tuesday in January) from 8 pm to 10 pm. Come and meet other members and enjoy our varied programme. Sales goods, tea and coffee are available at each meeting. You may also join the Group at any of these meetings.'
'We have meetings every two months, with guest speakers invited and like to think we are here to help any owner of a tortoise, terrapin and turtle. It is also an opportunity to make friends and chat to others who share a similar interest. Meetings are usually in February, April, June, August, October and December ... Please DO NOT bring tortoises to the meeting.'
Just Me and my Tortoise
'Indoor meetings are usually the third Thursday of September (with a brief AGM), November, January and March.'
>>> Get Involved >>> Activities
'We hold a number of indoor meetings from September to March, with a range of topics that involve both mammals and other wildlife.'
Midlands Co-operative Society Sports and Social Club, Birstall Road, Birstall, Charnwood, LE4 4DE, East Midlandswww.badgergroup.org.uk
>>> Getting Involved >>> Local Mammal Groups
'Local groups are run by people from varius backgrounds who work together with a shared enthusiasm to study and conserve their local mammals. They can cover all mammals or one species, i.e. bats or badgers, they provide invaluable local expertise, and collect vital records to tell us more about local mammal populations.' Access to details of about two dozen Groups, organized regionally.
>>> Events Calendar
'While the bats are in hibernation, we switch to a Winter Programme of indoor events led by members and nationally recognised experts. Non-members are requested to make a donation of £2 to cover speaker's fees and venue costs.'
Whitlingham Broad Visitor Centre, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, South Norfolk, NR14 8TR, Easternwww.norwichbatgroup.co.uk
Occasional talks - and their quarterly Newsletter lists 'Other events of interest'.
Somerset Bat Group was formed in 1985 to help protect bats in Somerset ... Several of our members run Bat Walks in the Summer. We give talks to local groups, install and check bat boxes and during the Winter hold workshops and courses in Bat Care, Analysing Bat Sound, and Bat Identification.'