Created February 201
Updated Nov 15th 2021
The website has been sadly neglected for the last couple of months as we have been busy revamping the newsletter, After years of cussing Word which has its own idea of what formatting is we have switched to Scribus and have been getting to grips with it. This gave us an opportunity to redesign it.
At this time of year we get bats which get stuck of fly paper. This is traumatic and often fatal for bats and their death is often slow and prolonged. If you have fly paper in a loft or elsewhere please have a look at The Bat C0nservation Trust’s advice at https://cdn.bats.org.uk/…/Cluster-fly-info-sheet.pdf…
They have a f detailed act sheet which you can download from that page
I YOU MUST USE FLY PAPER PLEASE PUT THE INSIDE A MESH BIRD BIRD FEEDER
Please contact the Bat Conservation Trust’s helpline on 0345 1300 228. They will contact us and we will try to help. The helpline is extremely busy at the moment so keep trying or, if you are in Beds ,e mail us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk (please replace the “at” with @). we will get back to youI It will speed things up if you give us a contact number no,.lease bear in mind that we are all volunteers and it may take time to contact you
While you are waiting, you can read some advice here
British bats do not carry Covid 19 but remember they may carry ELVB which is why it is important you don’t handle the bat in ungloved hands. We will ensure that we don’t make close contact to prevent the risk of passing Covid to bat. All activities will be risk assessed with this in mind
We are regularly updating this website*, if you come across problems, do please let us know by e mailing us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk (please replace the “at” with @)
*I have yet to do so because I didn’t want to tempt fate.