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Social Isolation- The SM4 that came in from the cold

What on earth to do when you can’t go out and listen to bats? Bring the bats to you. To explain we have not been out kidnapping bats. We left a trail camera and an SM4 in one of the … Continue reading

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More things to do when socially isolated

  Chiroptrivia “Life is a beautiful and strange creature that appears at a window, flies swiftly through the banquet and is gone.”  The Venerable Bede and there can be few more strange and wonderful creatures than a bat. So this … Continue reading

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WE NEVER CLOSE!

Having cancelled all our surveys, we wondered what on earth we would do. One of our number has responded by putting his echometer touch out of his bedroom window, making recordings over night. He did this last week and got … Continue reading

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Surviving social distancing I

Covid 19 has made a mockery of all our plans for outdoor activities for a while.  Confined to barracks I will try to update bits of the website which may help pass the time. I updated the articles section over … Continue reading

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AGM

Photo stolen from University of Bristol site. L We decided to go ahead with the AGM and had a brilliant evening. Thanks to all the cake bringers and Jo for taking charge of the raffle Big thanks to passionate and … Continue reading

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Class Two licences

At any time we have a number of members working towards their class two licences It takes in the region of two years to get enough  Practical experience to apply for one. Two of our members recently applied for and … Continue reading

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Wrest Park undercroft

We went back today, this time with Chris who is used to squeezing into confined spaces. We didn’t find any bats,which surprised him, as it very similar to a Cambridgeshire site which has numerous bats. One of the doors may … Continue reading

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Summary of February hibernation surveys

Finally got all the Feb survey results: Totals for all sites are 159 Natterer’s, 47 Daubenton’s, 1 Myotis sp.,7 BLE, 3 Pip sp. and 3 unidentified, making 220bats in all. Dead bats and unseen “squeakers” were not counted.We found bats in … Continue reading

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Whipsnade hibernation update

On friday, we put the camera and SM4 back in the Kodiak Bear Den. We will collect them an April. We also did the surveys in all the hibernacula. Sadly the barbastelle has moved on

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A perk of hibernation surveys

At this time of year it is easy to think Spring will never come. But look what we saw on the way to one hibernation site.

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