Monthly Archives: February 2012

Community Tree Trust AGM

Just giving a plug for this, Colin is one of our members and trees are very important habitats for bats The Community Tree Trust specialises in collecting local provenance and native seed of trees, shrubs and wild flowers from ancient … Continue reading

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National Bat Monitoring Programme

Philip Briggs the National Bat Monitoring Projects Officer at the Bat Conservation Trust came and gave us a talk last night. It was fascinating to see how the data we collected fits into a much larger picture. Members already do … Continue reading

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Bat talk at Maulden WI

Bob was asked to repeat a talk he did for the Flitwick local group of the Wildlife Trust  a year ago. There were 30 members of Maulden WI present. Once Bob had done his talk we introduced them to the … Continue reading

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February 2012 Record breaking Hibernation Survey

After the cold snap just before the weekend we wondered what numbers would be like, Temperatures had plummeted outside, but several of our hibernation sites had also fallen below zero ( though we take temperatures at ground level, and it … Continue reading

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White nose syndrome in Europe

In January 2012 we reported findings of Geomyces infestans in European bats but was that the cause of death in the bats found?  It has always been difficult to demonstrate cause and effect in this case and researchers are keen … Continue reading

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Painted bats and Nicaraguan phyllostomids

On  a roll now. Two more galleries today. Photo of Painted Bat by Bob Cornes     The painted bat of Thailand Read  more about our visit here  2011-7-painted bat       and   Nicaraguan  Bats The Phyllostomids Visit … Continue reading

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Another gallery (or two)

It is very cold today, braver souls than I are doing the February hibernation check. I meanwhile am in the warm playing with some more photo galleries.   Trinidad 1  The leaf nosed bats and Stockgrove Park ( I must … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Bat Photogallery

Spent today trying to get to grips with a slideshow plug in for wordpress. As per usual once I read the instructions properly it was fairly straight forward. I managed to put a slideshow together of our photos taken in … Continue reading

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Rushmere in the snow

Two of us went over to a snow covered Rushmere Park to look at the proposed sites from sculpture installations with a view to seeing whether they would get in the way for bats. There shouldn’t be a problem and … Continue reading

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Barbastelle at Harrold Odell Country Park

We always get a backlog of sound recordings from surveys which wait until Winter to get analysed.  Kel took a break from refurbishing her house to analyse a recording from Harold Odell Country Park made last year and found we … Continue reading

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