Wednesday 18 March 2015

This site is now closed.

North Ceredigion Bat Group no longer uses this blogspot.

You can contact us by email but please read below before doing so, thank you.

For anyone who would like to come out  with us to help conserve and monitor important bat colonies within Ceredigion - no experience necessary, just enthusiasm -  we have now set up a FaceBook Group Page 

Any bat welfare issues should be directed to The Bat Conservation Trust Help Line. See also the list of link opposite.

The Group does not take on any commercial work and cannot help in anyway with planning application surveys or inquiries.  A list of professional surveyors can be obtained from Natural Resources Wales or from Ceredigion Counry Council Planning. 

The group is primarily made up of volunteers centred in Aberystwyth, Mid Wales who are enthusiastic about helping to conserve bats in the wild. We are a small informal group of dedicated people who work on an entirely voluntary basis. We do not get involved with any direct action campaigns. 

We do welcome any financial support through donations. 

Thursday 21 August 2014

Cancellation of tonight's walk and talk at Bont

Hi everyone,

Due to the adverse weather conditions forecast for this evening we are cancelling the Walk and Talk scheduled for this evening at Coed Dolgoed aka Coed Y Bont Pontrhydfendigiad.


Wednesday 20 August 2014

Apologies for confusion

Hi All,

I very much hope no one was waiting for us at Bont last night!  We were actually at Denmark Farm - sorry.

Yes, you spotted it, I got the date the wrong way around, so in fact we'll be at Coed Dolgoed aka. Coed Y Bont.  (Pontrhydfendigiad) tomorrow 21st Aug.

Sorry to confuse everyone.


Tuesday 12 August 2014

August calender - walks and talk month!!!

Hi All,

Just to let you all know that Aline and I will  be doing two Walks and Talks in the next couple of weeks Bat Group Members, we could do with help please if you feel confident or just come along and hopefully learn something.  I think they are open house events.

August 19th - Coed Dolgoed aka. Coed Y Bont.  Pontrhydfendigaid.  SN 738 660.  At the crossroads by the letterbox and shop turn onto Old Abbey Road towards Strata Florida.  Within 1km you'll find the car park.  Be there by 20:15.  I'll post by 16:00hrs of the day should we need to cancel because of the weather.

August 21st - Denmark Farm, Betws Bledrws, Lampter.  20:15 start.  The talk will go ahead what ever the weather.  For more information visit Denmark Farm web site.

If you're looking forward already to September put the 2nd in your calender as I'll be needing some support for a talk I'll be giving to Machynlleth Gardening Club!



Wednesday 16 July 2014

Cancellation of Thursday's Cwm Rheidol Count

Hi Everyone,

Since there has been very little activity at the Cwm Rheildol pip colony for the last three counts, the count scheduled for Thursday 17th July has been cancelled.

This will also free up more time to undertake a woodland survey or to help Chris out with her field survey, which has to be done this week.


Wednesday 9 July 2014

Walk and Talk this evening changes

Hi All, sorry very last minuet changes.

I'm meeting the school from Manchester at TaMed Da on the University campus at 21:15. We'll then go over to Penglais Pocket Park.

Sorry for any confusion and lateness of post.


Monday 30 June 2014

Dates for July.

Hi All,

Thought I'd just remind you that there are a few opportunities to partake in the pip and long eared counts again this month.

I'll pop over and do the count at Cwm Rheidol on Wednesday 2nd  but I don't hold out much hope that there will be more than a handful.  If anyone wants to keep me company I'll be glad to see you but don't forget the midge spray!

We're due to do the long eared roost on 3rd or 4th, most likely the 3rd of course as the weather looks good all week

On the 9th July, we have the school from Manchester visiting.  I had said that we would meet at Cwm Rheildol but I'm now thinking of doing a talk and walk with them and will need to organise with them where and at what time so I'll post about that one, once organised. I will need some help please.

The fourth count for the pips is on the 17th or 18th and the last for the long eared on the 22nd or the 23rd.

As you know there'll be opportunities to get involved with the Rare Woodland Bat stuff too. Date for that have not yet been set.  I think this will be rather on the fly so to speak so once we've had the training just keep you eyes open on the Group Facebook page.

Don't say I don't keep you informed one way or another.