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Web update

I have been updating the articles section of the website, adding articles up to the end of this year. This is still a work in progress but there is now lots to keep you busy over the winter months

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Tyrone talks to the Fellows at ZSL

Tyrone works for ZSL at Whipsnade. Among other things he works on the conservation of Natural Species. He has joined the Bat Group and has been the driving force for increasing our access to the Zoo.  We have achieved a … Continue reading

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Surveyors’ Meeting

Another busy year. Another busy meeting as we looked back at our work this year. We will spend the rest of the Winter finishing off this analysis. We now have a scary list of possible activity for nest year. Thanks … Continue reading

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New lock at hibernation site

When we replaced some boxes in one of out hibernacula we had to force he lock to get in. This week we replaced it. Thank you George.

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Data crunching

This year  we have collected a lot of data. Thanks to the Peersonic detectors and using auto lures when trapping.  Despite looking at thousands of sonograms we still have thousands left to look at. We don’t much trust auto ID … Continue reading

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Visit to the Colmworth Cub group

Last night we visited this delightful group. They were asked to be quiet because we brought a bat. They were amazing. Not only did they keep quiet but they were really interested  and maintained their concentration throughout, responding with wonder … Continue reading

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More replacement hibernation boxes

George and Bob installed two replacement hibernation boxes  in our 3rd most used hibernation site, a purpose built hibernaculum. The existing boxes were on a damp wall and had rotted, falling to the floor. The new boxes were placed somewhere … Continue reading

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We recapture a Nathusius

In September 2015 we caught 3 species of pip at Lakeside. The chunky chap in the middle was a Nathusius. He was a juvenile and we ringed him. We encountered him again last night at a different place on the … Continue reading

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Private Eyes view of a bat walk

And very true it is. Enjoy.

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Trapping at Whipsnade

After our last attempt to catch bats at the hibernacula at Whipsnade was foiled by the pouring rain, we had another go. The early evening was very quiet. This time we were watched by rhinos in a nearby paddock. Then … Continue reading

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