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Trapping at Lakeside

Another moonlit night found us trapping again. All photos by Kei Obatty   A successful night, 21 bats caught in total. 15 Daubenton’s  21 of which were juveniles,3 Soprano pips, a lactating female Natterer’s and a brown long eared bat. … Continue reading

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Barbastelles , Natterjack Toads and a partial eclipse

Photo Tim Crapnell   Last night was 50 years since Man landed on the moon.. It was also a partial eclipse and for once the Moon was not obscured by clouds.The bat group used  the moonlight  to do another survey … Continue reading

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Bat walk at Sandy Warren

A bat group member who works for the RSPB led a bat walk  at The Lodge on Saturday night as part of the RSPBs Big Wild Sleep Out. We lent the some detectors to supplement theirs PS Thanks to RSPB … Continue reading

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Bat walk at Bedford Cemetery

We did another bat walk for the friends of Bedford Cemetery on another pleasant evening. People enjoyed seeing soprano and common pips and also got to see glow worms which was a lovely bonus. Thanks for the very generous donation. … Continue reading

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Canoe Survey

Photos by WH Breed On a lovely Tuesday evening we were chauffeured by our friends at the Viking Kayak Club from Thamesford to Wyboston. As well as stunning views we also saw lots of bats including soprano and common pips, … Continue reading

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Bats and Churches

A member of the Bat group has joined a meeting with the vicar of the church in Beds which is taking part in he Bats and Churches Project., along with the curate, the  church water, the Bat Conservation members of … Continue reading

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Working with Whipsnade staff

The latest stage in our new cooperation took place when they aided and abetted by the bat  group began to refurbish the disused Kodiak Bear den which is know used by bats as a hibernaculum. This is very damp, so … Continue reading

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Why no updates In June ?

Photo WH Breed It’s not that the Bat Group has done nothing, despite the wetness of June. Its down to decrepitude of your truly.My hobby over the past year has been to ripen two cataracts. Finally I have had surgery … Continue reading

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River Survey Tuesday 28th May

  Very successful evening being quite quiet in the middle ( urban) section. The beginning and end more than made up for it. Lots of Noctules and common pips. The latter swooping over the river in large numbers, picked out … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Survey 27th May

Message from Gwen “Very quiet on yesterday’s Stockgrove survey, only two boxes had bats in (both brown long-eared) but we did have something a bit different, one of the tree roosts had a couple of squirrels bedding down in it!” … Continue reading

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