Events, Activities & Volunteering opportunities

Kent Bat Group hold and support a variety of events throughout the year. Come and join one of our events to learn more about bats or the group itself.

Kent Bat Group hold summer bat walks and activities as well as indoor winter meetings and talks. We also regularly attend other shows, conferences and other local and national events, Training Courses and Conferences.

Bat Conservation Trust also run events and training, check out their website for details. https://www.bats.org.uk/events

23
Apr
2024

Volunteers needed for LWS and churchyard summer surveys

23-04-2024 - 30-09-2024
Volunteers needed for LWS and churchyard summer surveys

We are looking for volunteers to assist with some Local Wildlife Sites and churchyard surveys.

The surveys will be in June/July and August/September and are in various locations across Kent.

Full details can be found by logging-in to your KBG account and selecting My Downloads>KBG Volunteers documents.

Please note you will need to be a member and have completed the volunteers questionnaire in order to take part. If you have already completed the form, thank you, we will be in touch.

https://www.kentbatgroup.org.uk/volunteering

10
Jun
2024

Free Training - Understanding the Principles and Techniques of Recording Bats

10-06-2024 - 26-06-2024
Free Training - Understanding the Principles and Techniques of Recording Bats

The BCT are inviting members to register their interest for an online workshop: 'Understanding the Principles and Techniques of Recording Bats', designed by bat acoustic specialist Martyn Cooke, which will be held in early July.

This free online workshop is aimed at bat group members who wish to learn more about bat acoustics. The workshop will cover the physics of sounds applied to bioacoustics, recording techniques to survey bats, tips on how to place the detector to record good quality bat calls, and the importance of bat call libraries. Through this workshop, you will also be introduced to the opportunity to help BCT collect reference calls of woodland bat species to aid BCT’s passive acoustic monitoring programmes.

Please register your interest via this form by 26th June: https://forms.office.com/e/DwWLGQNF57. BCT will contact you with the workshop details, dates and information on how to book your spot. The workshop will be held in one or two evening sessions, depending on the level of interest.

If you have any questions, please contact Agata Staniewicz at and Lia Gilmour at .

27
Jul
2024

Volunteers needed please at Lush Tunbridge Wells

27-07-2024 10:30 am - 28-07-2024 4:30 pm
Volunteers needed please at Lush Tunbridge Wells

The ethical, cruelty free makers of handmade cosmetics and body care, Lush, have invited KBG to host a stand at their Tunbridge Wells store on 27th and 28th July between 10:30 and 16:30 and we are looking for volunteers to help out. If we have enough we could cover the whole weekend in shifts.

We'd get the opportunity to raise awareness of bats in Kent and also we would be donated the proceeds of the sales for the weekend of their Charity Pot body lotion.

If you're able to help please complete the Volunteers; questionnaire form https://www.kentbatgroup.org.uk/volunteering 

Saturday 27th 10:30 to 13:30

Saturday 27th 13:30 to 16:30

Sunday 28th 10:30 to 13:30

Sunday 28th 13:30 to 16:30

03
Oct
2024

AGM followed by a talk 'Serotines in Kent'

03-10-2024 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
AGM followed by a talk 'Serotines in Kent'

Our AGM will be followed by a talk from the Chair John Puckett about Serotine bats in Kent.

Refreshments will be provided. Donations to the costs of running the event would be appreciated. You can donate on-line (please put 'AGM' in the comments) or pay by cash on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.

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