Events Calendar

The following information and guidelines relates to all HMG events.

Inclement weather or insufficient numbers attending may mean the event is cancelled or rescheduled at short notice. Although we will make best effort to inform HMG members in good time if there are issues, you should always contact the organiser:

  • To register your interest

  • To confirm exact meeting point if not specified precisely in the article

  • To confirm that the event has not been called off, especially if you intend to travel a long way

If you don't already have the email address of the event organiser, please contact them via HMG's email address; your message

will be forwarded to them. GDPR does not allow us to give their address without their consent

  • Start times are 'prompt' please; end times (when given) are approximate. Times are given in 24 hour clock, unless stated to the


  • Due to insurance requirements, if you are not a fully paid-up member of HMG, you may not be able to attend or we may restrict what we allow you to do in our outdoor activities

  • Indoor events may incur an entry fee to cover costs (speaker/room hire). All events are arranged by HMG unless indicated to the contrary

  • Previous events can be viewed on the Archived Events Calendar page.

Some of this Year's Events

PLANNED EVENTS (Always check with event leader to confirm event is still on!)

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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
Contact Stuart Moore


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