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Meet Gnasher

We got a call from Lisa and Mick that they had a grounded bat. We went over as Aiden was at work . To our amazement, the grounded bat was a serotine juvenile male. We knew there was a serotine … Continue reading

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Bat care mayhem

Dave B has taken over the care of juvenile bats. It has been hectic to say the least. “I have had 15 Grounded Bat calls in the last 2 weeks. 11 of them have been Pups. 1 Pup died on … Continue reading

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Busy time for Bat Care

This is the peak time for grounded bats. We are very pushed. It would be a great help if you could deliver the bat to a halfway point if you live in the south of the county s we have … Continue reading

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Glow worm at Stockgrove

Geraldine spotted a glow worm at Stockgrove on Monday , the first one we had ever seen  there

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Stockgrove Survey 28th May

An interesting night. We found a couple  of  Schwegler boxes with Natterer’s in. That means all the Schwegler boxes put up in Stockgrove have now been occupied. In addition to that we may have found another new Noctule roost. We … Continue reading

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Bats get lost

We are used to getting bat calls about bats flying in buildings when the young bats take to the wing. At the moment the females are pregnant but we have had two calls in the past two days where bats … Continue reading

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Bat flies into car

Doing driven surveys for Pinpont Bat we have been struck  by how adept bats are at avoiding cars Last night was the exception that proved the rule.  Two of our members were driving home in the rain when to their … Continue reading

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Lakeside Survey 24th May

Last night eight of us gathered to do the roost count with one eye on the ominous rain clouds. We counted out 930 bats before the rain started, at which points the bats decided feeding in the rain was not … Continue reading

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GDPR

We seem to have been dealing with this forever, every time we think we have finished another potential problem arises. We are doing our best to comply but advice is often conflicting, so we are still working on the final … Continue reading

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Bat in a dormouse box

At today’s Dormouse survey A brown long eared bat was found in one of the boxes. This is a fairly infrequent events we were very pleased to get the record.

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