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Mist netting at Swiss Garden

The bat group were invited to mist net in the gardens at Swiss Garden. This beautiful site is even more impressive as night falls.  The peacocks hang up in the trees and watched us somewhat doubtfully. The local owls called … Continue reading

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A trip down South

Two of us were invited to Avon to watch Daniel Hargreaves harp trapping bats at the entrance to a stone quarry a well known swarming site. It is thought that males gather there in the hope of attracting females – … Continue reading

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Bat walk in Ampthill Park 2

We arranged this second walk after the first filled up so quickly and were pleased that 16 people were able to join us. Though there were not quite as many bats as last time we still picked up pipistrelles, noctules … Continue reading

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National Bat Conference

Several of us have just got back from the National Bat Conference held this year at Warwick University. This is a great way to meet up with other bat minded people and catch up on both the gossip and developments … Continue reading

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Bat walk at Harrold Odell Country Park

We went to give a talk to some scouts at Harrold Odell  and then went over to the Country Park to see if we could find bats.  It is always a bit of a gamble at this time of year, … Continue reading

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Bat Box Building Session in Luton

Last night we went to Tennyson Road Primary School to give a talk to the local cubs and then they set to making bat boxes.  These boxes are going to go in the place the group camps. Two of them … Continue reading

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Essex Bat successfully released

Essex bat group brought an injured Noctule up to our flight cage for flying practice. After a week of practice the bat had strengthened its muscles well enough to be released and has now been returned to the wild

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First Bat Box check for new bat project

The bat group put up fifty boxes in a Bedfordshire wood , following a grant from Costain Carillion, in the beginning of May. Today, some of the bat group went out to check them. As much to check they could … Continue reading

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autumn swarming 2

You can read more about autumn swarming  here.2011-1 autumn swarming   One last try to see if we could pick up on some autumn swarming. Last night some of the group trundled off to a local icehouse. Bob and Jonathan … Continue reading

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Autumn swarming

For the last weeks while we have been out and about we have been picking up strange bat calls. Experience has taught us that these are not new species of bats but rather male bat courting females. One way of … Continue reading

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