All public events will be included on the calendar but some events are only open to members, these will be promoted through the Yahoo email group.
Third party events are also listed, the group holds no responsibility for the content of these events. For all events, do contact the organiser first for full details. The maps are automatically added by Google and should not be relied upon.
National Bat Conference
When: 6th-8th September
The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and booking is now open! A weekend of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner (with ceilidh!) on the Saturday evening. The conference is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
More information can be found on BCT’s website here – bookings are now open!
London Wildlife Festival
When: 9th-11th August
The London Wildlife Festival is a new and exciting urban event celebrating the conservation and culture of Britain’s living world.
London Bat Group are very excited to be attending the very first London Wildlife Festival. You will be able to find us in the NGO section – come say hi and chat bats with us!
This event was cancelled due to the weather conditions – looking to be rescheduled in 2020.
Lambeth Country Show
When: 20th-21st July
The 45th Lambeth Country Show will return to Brockwell Park boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 100,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2018, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK.
London Bat Group will be attending again this year, we look forward to seeing you and answering any batty questions you have!
Wildlife Gardener’s Day at London Wetland Centre
When: Saturday 19th May
Where: WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes, SW13 9WT
The bat group will be sharing a stand with The Bat Conservation Trust at this year’s wildlife gardener’s day. There will be talks, walks and workshops for wildlife gardener’s of all levels of experience. Come along and visit our stand to learn about how you can make your garden a haven for bats and other wildlife. Tickets cost £30, visit the London Wetland Centre website for more details.
Lambeth Country Show
When: 21 July–22 July
Where: Brockwell Park, London, SE24
The 44th Lambeth Country Show will return to Brockwell Park on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 150,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2017, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK. The London bat group are very exited to have a stand and we will be promoting the wonderful world of bats to members of the public.
London Bat Group AGM
When: Wednesday 14th November, 6.30pm
Where: Brewers Inn, Wandsworth, 147 East Hill, London SW18 2QB (Nearest station is Wandsworth town)
At the AGM we will reflect on what the bat group has done over the previous year and look at what we would like to do next year. We will also elect committee members, so if you’re interested in getting more involved in the bat group please come along. Guest speaker will be Alison Fure who will be giving us an update on the National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project.