<![CDATA[DEVON MAMMAL GROUP - Events]]>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 22:22:59 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[The National Hedgehog Monitoring Programme online talk]]>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 22:51:10 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/the-national-hedgehog-monitoring-programme-online-talk
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Date: Thursday 21st March 2024
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Book your ticket here: https://shop.ptes.org/product/ticket/event-the-national-hedgehog-monitoring-programme-comes-to-devon-and-cornwall-thursday-21st-march-2024/​

The National Hedgehog Monitoring Programme (NHMP) is an exciting new survey that will, for the first time, give us robust population estimates for our much-loved hedgehogs. By understanding how hedgehog populations are changing over time and in different areas, we can implement much needed conservation measures to help our hogs.

Led by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), the NHMP uses trail cameras to capture images of hedgehogs (and other wildlife) in different habitats, including urban parks, private gardens, woodlands and farmland. The images will then be processed by a combination of new AI tools and volunteers to identify the animals in them, before they can be analysed by the team. To make the project a success, we need lots of help from volunteers to help in the field with deploying and collecting cameras, as well as home-based volunteers to look through the images collected.
NHMP is coming to Cornwall and Devon, in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Mammal Group and Devon Mammal Group. Join them for this online talk, where they'll introduce the programme, explain why it’s so vital, and what they hope to achieve. They'll also describe all the opportunities for volunteers to get involved with the programme.
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<![CDATA[Road Map to Reds?]]>Sun, 23 Apr 2023 19:33:06 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/pips-and-pints
Tue 19 Mar 2024 at 7:30pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton
Book here:

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Red squirrels, with their endearing appearance and important role within the UK ecosystem, hold a special place in our hearts. However, their populations face significant threats, particularly from the spread of grey squirrels. Join Jackie Foott, of British Red Squirrel - a working project of Red Squirrel South West - as she delves into the world of squirrel conservation in our latest talk, "Road Maps to Reds." 

Road Maps to Reds will explore the challenges facing red squirrels locally in Devon and across the wider UK, shedding light on the conservation strategies employed to safeguard their future.

Join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of red squirrels while learning how you can contribute to their preservation.

Reserve your spot for Road Maps to Redstickettailor.com/events/devonmammalgroup/1104843#
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<![CDATA[Summer Events - We Need YOU!]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:52:23 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/summer-events-we-need-youVolunteer Opportunities
Enjoy the outdoors and engaging with others? DMG will be attending the following events this year with a stall or to run small mammal trapping. We are after volunteers from the group to help us with these activities.
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Yarner Woods Bioblitz, Sunday 14th May 2023
https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/enjoy-dartmoor/events/events-list/npa-events/lookwild-at-yarner-wood

Rowden Wildlife Project Open Day , Sunday 16th July 2023

Meldon Wildlife Festival, Tuesday 22nd August 2023

https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/enjoy-dartmoor/events/events-list/npa-events/meldon-wildlife-festival

If you are interested we would love to hear from you! Please email Charly at charlymead91@gmail.com

If you can't volunteer at an event, please come along anyway and remember to say hi to us!

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<![CDATA[Christmas Quiz - Wednesday, 7th December 2022 at 7:30pm]]>Mon, 05 Dec 2022 20:06:38 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/christmas-quiz-wednesday-7th-december-2022-at-730pmClick here Do you know your Trumpeter Rat from your Pyranean Desman?  What's the commonest mammal in the UK? Can rats (or lions) really dance? Join us for our Christmas Mammal Quiz at the White Hart Hotel in Exeter.

Bring some friends to make a team, or join a team when you arrive.

 
Wednesday, 7th December 2022 at 7:30pm
The White Hart Hotel, 66 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EE

Members: Free   Non Members: £2.50

Please book your space through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dmg-quiz-night-tickets-467907282277


The White Hart serves food, so some of us will probably eat in the pub beforehand.  Here's a link to their menu if you want to join us https://www.whitehartpubexeter.co.uk/menus/to edit.]]>
<![CDATA[An Evening of Dormice - Tuesday, 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm, The Kenn Centre]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:49:13 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/an-evening-of-dormice-tuesday-29th-november-2022-at-730pm-the-kenn-centrePicture
We welcome Ellie Scopes, Matt Parkins and Charlotte Armitage to join us at one of our DMG evenings to give us an overview of their fantastic work on Dormice.

Ellie Scopes - With the help of volunteers from Cornwall and Devon Mammal Groups, I have spent the summer surveying for dormice using footprint tunnels. My aim was to investigate how dormice are using hedges and scrub areas, which are understudied habitats. In this talk, I will discuss this fieldwork and data gathering process, and touch on the preliminary results, such as where I found dormice.


Matt Parkins - Working as a woodland conservationist on a number of Woodland Trust sites around Dartmoor I have various dormouse monitoring projects running to inform us about optimum ways to improve habitats. Working with researchers from the University of Exeter provides us with a more detailed insight into the behaviour of the species in the area. In turn, this can help us to further improve those habitats as we know more about connectivity across the landscape and essential food sources that benefit dormice

Charlotte Armitage - My work focuses on dormouse ecology in fragmented, upland and marginal landscapes at the edges of their range. More specifically I have been investigating how dormice utilise conifer habitat how best to manage them in the face of climate change, to ensure their conservation at local, regional and national levels. My main study site is Clocaenog Forest in northeast Wales, but I have also been working in Fingle Woods and Okehampton as part of my research.
 
Tuesday, 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm
The Kenn Centre, 3 Exeter Rd, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7TW

The talks will also be run online via Zoom, so there are tickets available for The Kenn Centre and for Zoom.

Members: £2.50   Non Members: £4.00

Please book your space through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-dormice-tickets-452087414627

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<![CDATA[Pips and Pints - Tuesday 13th September 2022, start 7:30pm]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2022 06:56:26 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/pips-and-pints-tuesday-13th-september-2022-start-730pm
Beginning at Catacombs Park, Bartholomew St entrance, St David's, Exeter. A guided walk looking and listening for bats around the cemetery and beyond. Will we find some lucky horseshoes?
Suitable for families and those starting out at bat detecting. Some bat detectors will be available but please bring your own if have one. Approx. 2 hours, followed by optional pub stop. Suitable footwear advised, and please bring a torch. Donations welcomed.
Joint event with Devon Bat Group and Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group.
With thanks to Exeter City Council.
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<![CDATA[From Zoo to You: Pine Martens and Red Squirrels in North Wales by Craig Shuttleworth 6th September, 7:30pm]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2022 06:53:35 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/from-zoo-to-you-pine-martens-and-red-squirrels-in-north-wales-by-craig-shuttleworth
The Magical Mammals Project is a partnership between Red Squirrels Trust Wales, Clocaenog Red Squirrels Trust and Natural Resources Wales. It is mapping existing red squirrel and pine marten habitat in key areas of North Wales and boosting populations by releasing animals that have been born in Zoos as part of ongoing captive-breeding programmes. In 2020, four pine martens were released near the city of Bangor to boost the regional population
 
Tuesday, 6th September 2022 at 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Members: £2.50   Non Members: £4.00

Please book your space through Eventbrite

BOOK HERE
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<![CDATA[NEW DATE!! A talk by Stephen Powles: "The Cave Elephants of Mount Elgon" 28th September, 7.30pm]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:41:44 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/agm-followed-by-a-talk-by-stephen-powles-the-cave-elephants-of-mount-elgon-4th-july-730pmPicture
A talk by Stephen Powles “Going Under Ground - The Cave Elephants of Mt Elgon

Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano straddling the Kenya/Uganda border, is home to a unique population of elephants. Consuming a montane vegetation made low in minerals by the leaching effect of heavy rainfall, elephants travel up to 150m into the mountain to “mine” the mineral rich volcanic rock. The talk will also explore the wider natural and cultural history of the mountain and the fascinating theories as to how the caves might have been formed.

Wednesday, 28th September 2022 at 7:30pm
The Kenn Centre, 3 Exeter Rd, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7TW
The talks will also be run online via Zoom, so there are tickets available for The Kenn Centre and for Zoom.

Members: £2.50   Non Members: £4.00

Please book your space through Eventbrite

BOOK HERE

As usual, all profits will go towards the running of our talks, the Harvest Mouse Project, the Small Grants Scheme and maintaining equipment for members to borrow.


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<![CDATA[Devon Bat Survey 2021 Results - Tuesday 26th April 2022 7:30pm via Zoom]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:04:54 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/devon-bat-survey-2021-results-tuesday-26th-april-2022-730pm-via-zoomPictureCredit Mike Symes
By Elinor Parry (Devon Wildlife Trust)
Devon Bat Survey is a citizen science project that has been running through Devon Wildlife Trust since 2016. The aim is to give anyone the opportunity to find out what bats are about near them, by borrowing a bat detector which will record the ultrasonic calls the bats make and are used to identify them to species. The project was funded through Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project which came to an end earlier this year, and has now been taken on by Devon Biodiversity Records Centre (supported by Saving Devon's Treescapes and the Halpin Trust). Find out how bats have been doing in Exeter, Seaton, Torbay and South Devon.

Tuesday, 26th April 2022 at 7:30pm
 
Online via Zoom
Members: £2.50   Non Members: £4.00

Please book your space through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/devon-bat-survey-2021-results-by-elinor-parry-tickets-312169365977

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<![CDATA[Watch this space for our 2022 events]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2022 08:01:38 GMThttp://devonmammalgroup.org/events/watch-this-space-for-our-2022-eventsWe'll update this section soon with our upcoming events. We're working on bringing you an exciting variety of topics over the next few months! All members will get details of events sent to them as soon as they're confirmed.

Our next talk will be on the 26th April. Elinor Parry from Devon Biodiversity Records Centre will be talking to us about the Devon Bat Survey. More details soon.]]>