Archived Events



Thursday, 12th January 2023 – 2 talks are planned.

Paul Smith – Ship rats in the UK

Paul is a new member of HMG and has expressed an interest in becoming our new chairperson.  He has always had an active interest in mammals and is now keen to get more involved in this through our group.  Come and support him as he tells us about a project he undertook and published.  Black rats are rarer in the UK than the hazel dormouse but afford no protection…

Stuart Moore – An update on our Harvest Mouse Surveys

Stuart has been HMG’s lead on Harvest Mouse surveys for the past couple of years.  He’s done an excellent job and has had a great level of success in both training folk and executing the surveys.  Come and hear how he has got on and consider if you can help out with the work planned for next year.

Bartestree Village Hall, 7:30pm


Thursday, 26th January 2023       

Melissa Norton - Bats and ponds: a preview of her work soon to be published by BCT

Online Zoom event, time to be confirmed


Thursday, 23rd February 2023     

Johnny Birks - Pine marten update

Bartestree Village Hall, 7:30pm

As a local, Johnny is well known to many of us in HMG and is one of our leading experts on both mustelids and bats, as well as a national specialist on mammals.  He will be giving pine marten updates on the Forestry of Dean reintroduction and the south Shropshire ‘population’ - which almost certainly extends into north Herefordshire!


Thursday, 23rd March 2023          

Rick Minter - Big Cats

Bartestree Village Hall, 7:30pm

Some of you will remember Rick’s memorable presentation several years ago, complete with cuddly lookalike big cats!

Rick is a Big Cat author and podcaster.  His presentation title, “Britain’s big cat theory – beyond the extraordinary claim” will be an illustrated talk to support the ongoing reports of panthers, pumas and lynx.  The event will conclude with discussion points and witness reports with particular reference to Herefordshire.  Will you ever walk the byways or woodlands alone again after hearing what he’s got to say?


** October 2023, **


Venue/date to be confirmed


Bat Box Monitoring

Surveys are undertaken as part of the NBMP

Contact Lucy Fay

Dormouse Box Monitoring

Surveys are undertaken as part of the NDMP

Contact Camilla Winder

Harvest Mouse Surveys - ongoing
Sunday, 06 February 2022
Lyde Arundel
Contact Stuart Moore 


Dormouse Box Monitoring

Location: Chase Wood 

Meet at 9:30am at the top of Fernbank Road, Ross on Wye HR9 5RU

OS grid reference SO604228

There is limited parking (max 2 cars) and Camilla can only take up to two volunteers.

Do not just turn up on the day!   Please contact and confirm your place with Camilla.  If you do not have her details, contact her via HMG

Saturday 21st May

Saturday 25th June

Saturday 16th July

Saturday 20th August

Saturday 17th September

Saturday 22nd October

Saturday 19th November (provisional)


** October 2022, **


Venue/date to be confirmed


Dormouse Box Monitoring at Chase Wood

The following surveys are undertaken as part of the NDMP:

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Saturday, 23 October 2021

I am looking for up to 2 volunteers per visit.

1st come; 1st served!

Contact Camilla Winder