Meeting Programme 2015

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IOS Bat Group – Improving Biological Record Keeping

Tuesday 14 July 2015
The Garden Pavilion, Church Road, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

10.00 Refreshments & Welcome: Marian Bennett, Chairman, IOS Bat Group

10.30 Introductory Talk 1: Bat Recording in Scilly: current practice and problems: Mike Gurr, Secretary, IOS Bat Group

10.45 Introductory talk 2: Bird Recording in Scilly: current practice and problems: John Headon, IOS Bird & Bat Groups

11.00 Making the most of your data: How BCT uses distribution records to inform bat conservation. Katherine Boughey, Bat Conservation Trust, Planning Project Officer

11.30 To be decided

12.00 Coordinating records of birds and other taxa: John Headon

12.30 Lunch

13.30 IOS Bat Group AGM

14.00 The work of the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS): Gary Lewis, Manager of ERCCIS

14.30 Plant recording in Scilly and the work of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders: Rosemary Parslow, BSBI Recorder for the IOS

15.00 General Discussion: How can we achieve better biological recording and co-ordination in Scilly?

16.00 Close and depart.


The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will be displaying a selection of their work and aspects of the work of the IOS Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the meeting room and a member of staff will be present.

There will be a Bat Walk in the evening.



The Group possesses several small hand-held detectors that can be borrowed by members or visitors for short periods. Loans will be recorded in a book. Application for the short-term loan of a detector can be made as follows:

St Mary’s     - Anne Gurr           Vale View Cottage   422224.
St Agnes      - Johann Hicks,      Tamarisk Farm         422363
Bryher         - Marian Bennett,    South Hill                422411
St Martin’s  - Jonathan Smith,    Blackbirds Perch      432663
                       Ben Gillett           Campsite                   422888

Tresco Cottages - Louise Davis & Ian Chesterman   3 Blockhouse Cottages


Members who wish for instruction in the use of detectors should consult the Secretary, Mike Gurr, 01720 422224; e-mail