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Bat walks planned for Wrest Park

English Heritage are planning some bat walks this year. They will be charging for them. No dates fixed as yet. We have said we will lend them detectors and help with these in the first instance. It is a superb … Continue reading

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Wrest Park in Winter

We did a number of very successful surveys at Wrest Park and found a lot of interesting bats. There was a lot of interest from staff and we have developed a good working relationship. Thanks to Amy, who is  Great … Continue reading

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Our best find of the Jan hibernation survey.

Photo Carole Baber It was very cold and windy Whipsnade- Downs on Sunday as you can see from the huddled figure 3rd fro the right. Tyrone works at ZSL and has been working closely with the bat group. He is  … Continue reading

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European Bat of the Year 2020-21

BatLife Europe   The Barbastelle has been selected as ‘Bat Species of the Year 2020-2021’ by the partners of BatLife Europe. Organisations in over 35 European countries will focus on promoting solutions to conservation issues and to raising public awareness … Continue reading

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January Hibernation Survey results

  Photo Carole Baber We checked 18 sites in January. Here is the summary of results for this year compared to last January Natterer’s 111  (127) Daubenton’s 62  (61) Myotis sp. 3  (1) BLE 6  (18) Barb 2  (3) Pip … Continue reading

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Gill’s bat

Sadly the pip didn’t make it. The trouble is that cats inflict internal injuries which are not apparent externally. This is hardly surprising to any one who has seen their cat inflict GBH on a toy mouse ( or snake)

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Bats seen flying in daylight

Had a message from a bird watcher friend saying he had seen two bats flying in the daylight. He watched them for 15 minutes before moving on. Bat do venture out from hibernation to drink and find a snack during … Continue reading

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Another bat in care

Gill posted this on  the Bedfordshire Bat Group Facebook Page. Last night  (Dec 30th) Milo the cat popped out and returned with a bat in his mouth. A little pipistrelle. I dashed out and grabbed the cat by the scruff … Continue reading

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It was Christmas Eve in the Office

On Christmas Eve we had a phone call about a bat that had been found in an office that was about to close for the holidays. The bat, a pipistrelle, was unharmed and looked healthy. There was no sign it … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming

According to the cat, who has another box to play in. This one had a new trail camera and a second Clue light. Not that she cared. Has just about forgiven us for throwing out the last box But defiinitely … Continue reading

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