Events

The Berkshire Mammal Group organise indoor meetings from October to March and outdoor events in the spring and summer.

Upcoming Events

Glis Glis box checks

If any members would like to come and help with Glis glis box checks over the summer the dates are:

2 & 16 July

6, 20 Aug

3 & 17 Sept

1 & 15 October.

It's good fun and a beautiful woodland too!

We have a limited number of places so if you want to come please contact surveys.bmg@gmail.com  who will send you extra information and meeting details.

 

BMG Winter Talks Programme

All talks are on Thursday evenings and will start at 7.15 pm. Talks are free for members and £4 for non-members. Why not join on the night? Membership details are here.
Please note the new venue: Park United Reformed Church, on the corner of Palmer Park Avenue and Wokingham Road, Reading.

Previous BMG talks

Thursday 9 February 2017:  Project Splatter

Project Splatter is a citizen science research project at Cardiff University that collates wildlife roadkill data reported by members of the public using social media. Please let the project know where, when and what species you have seen as roadkill in the UK.

Dr Sarah Perkins. Project Splatter Co-ordinator, Cardiff University

Thursday 1 December 2016:  The Gib-Bats project

The project is to clearly establish what bat species are living year round in Gibraltar and what species use the Rock during certain times of the year. The project aims to educate the community on bats and also advise HM Government of Gibraltar on how to protect these endangered animals and their habitats.

James Shipman. Chairman, Berks & South Bucks Bat Group

Thursday 3 November 2016:  Why is the slow loris venomous and will this help or hinder their conservation?

All species of loris are threatened with extinction. Some are amongst the rarest primates on the planet. It is hoped that they can remain in the forest for as long as possible so we can learn more about these most unique primates. Stephanie and Claire gave a very imformative talk about their studies concerning these enigmatic and much threatened primates.

Stephanie Poindexter & Claire Cardinal, Oxford Brookes University

Thursday 6 October 2016:  American mink – evil or interesting?

American mink are small, semi-aquatic animals that have proven to be remarkably adaptable. This adaptability led to their conquest of three continents, and to them being a threat to native diversity in new habitats. What makes mink so successful – and how do we find out? Joanna's talk provided an insight into the biology of the American mink and convinced many in the audience that they are worthy of study.

Dr Joanna Bagniewska, Teaching fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Readin

Otter Swimming