Tuesday 6th January 7.30pm THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Bats like vintage: managing exotic eucalypt plantations for bat conservation in a Mediterranean landscape

The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR

A joint meeting with the Yorkshire Mammal Group.  Joana Cruz from the University of York will give a talk on her research about bats in eucalypt plantations in the Mediterranean.

Sunday 18th January 10.30am

Bat Hibernation Survey

Fountains Abbey Estate, Ripon

The first of our annual bat hibernation surveys at this large National Trust property. We will be searching for hibernating bats in crevices in some of the buildings and tunnels using torches (supplied). To minimize disturbance to bats the number of participants will be limited to six so advance booking is necessary-email nybats@btinternet.com. Priority will be given to NYBG members. The meeting place will be notified to accepted applicants. Expected finish time about 1pm.

Wednesday 28th January 11am

Bat Hibernation Survey

Settle area

Hibernation survey of the kilns at Langcliffe and some of the caves above Settle. Meet at Langcliffe Quarry car park (SD824662) which is reached from the B6479 Settle to Horton road via a small lane that passes under the railway opposite a large green building. After checking the kilns we will move to another location to visit some easily accessible caves. The afternoon session will involve a walk of about 1km uphill along a track. No caving equipment is necessary. Please book via nybats@btinternet.com. Bring a packed lunch.

Sunday 8th February, 10.30am

Bat Hibernation Survey

Fountains Abbey Estate, Ripon

Our second visit of the season to this popular site. Booking arrangements and details as for 18th January.




Because hibernation surveys are carried out in winter there is a risk that they will be affected by bad weather. We will attempt to contact booked participants if the event has to be cancelled or postponed for any reason. However, you are advised to check our website before setting off where we will post a notice detailing any alterations to arrangements on this page.