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Bat Group Talk - Christmas Show & Tell 2019 - Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club


Show and tell from various members of the group showcasing what we've been up to over the year including pictures and stories of bats Tricia has had in care this year.

Everyone welcome!

Free for Warwickshire Bat Group members or £1 for non members


Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 1QJ

Note that this is a new venue for this year, about 100m up the car park from the previous venue.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:30 - 21:30

Bat Group Talk - Creating Bat Hibernacula by Ian Tanner - Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club

Warwickshire has a lack of natural cave features and open mines and bats have traditionally roosted in old trees, barns, cellars and under ridge tiles. As old trees fail, barns become converted into dwellings, cellars are modified and houses reroofed, bat populations are increasingly being put at risk. Very little consideration has been given to hibernation sites through the planning system and restrictions on the licensing of hibernation surveys has not helped. In his talk, Ian will outline some of the difficulties of assessing hibernation sites and will through case studies suggest some potential solutions.
 
About Ian Tanner:
Ian has been a member and supporter of Warwickshire Bat Group since the mid 1990’s when he arrived in in the County to undertake the Habitat Biodiversity Audit for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull, which is now in its 24th year. Ian spends much of his spare time involved in bat conservation related activities.

Everyone welcome!

£3 for Warwickshire Bat Group members or £4 for non members


Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 1QJ

Note that this is a new venue for this season, about 100m up the car park from the previous venue.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 19:30 - 21:30

Bat Group Talk - The Work of Conservation Dogs a talk by Aran Clyne - Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club

Through recent studies, it has been confirmed that wind turbines kill many species of bats, either by strikes or barotrauma. Post construction bat mortality surveys are required on almost all wind farms, but locating such a small carcass can be extremely difficult and time consuming for human search teams. Dogs are now being utilised to sniff out bat and bird carcasses instead, to ascertain whether certain wind turbines need curtailing to prevent bat deaths.
Aran Clyne will discuss his operational work for bat and bird carcasses, as well as other aspects of detection dog work he is involved in, including great crested newt, pine marten, product of animal origin detection, and will touch upon explosives, drugs and tobacco and cash detection too. He will give an overview of Conservation Dog’s history and future plans.
Following the talk, Aran will give a demonstration in Abbey Fields.

About Aran Clyne:
Aran has been working for Wagtail UK Limited for 9 years, training and handling a range of detection dogs for private clients and Government agencies. For the last 6 years he has also been the head of Wagtail UK’s sister company, Conservation Dogs, using his knowledge to train and handle wildlife detection dogs in the UK, Ireland and overseas.


Everyone welcome!

£3 for Warwickshire Bat Group members or £4 for non members


Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 1QJ

Note that this is a new venue for this season, about 100m up the car park from the previous venue.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:30 - 21:30

Bat Group Talk - Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club

Everyone welcome!

£3 for Warwickshire Bat Group members or £4 for non members


Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 1QJ

Note that this is a new venue for this season, about 100m up the car park from the previous venue.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:30 - 21:30