Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stockgrove Park survey

A beautiful evening. There were not man bats about to begin with, and there were no bats in the boxes this time. (picture  was taken last time and you can see the bats in the box are brown long eareds) … Continue reading

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Ouse River survey

Back onto the river with our friends at the Viking Kayak Club. This time we went from Felmersham to Pinch Mill and from there to Sharnbrook Weir. Both soprano and common pipistrelles were sighted, Daubentons flew over the river. There … Continue reading

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New postcard

In early May the weather was dreadful and we couldn’t get out much – making up for it now – so were able to do something we had planned for ages., but had never found the time to do. While … Continue reading

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We want one of these!

Bob and Jude stopped off on the way back from Cornwall to visit Daniel Hargreaves and got to join him on his survey at Blagdon. There were some very very bity insects. Daniel set up 3 harp traps and three … Continue reading

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Lakeside survey

Thursday night was a busy night for the bat group. As well as the Harrold Odell survey, we also had the lakeside survey. This is only for bat group members and we are allowed to take 8 members at a … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell survey

  Kelly who co-ordinates this survey writes “had a productive survey at Harrold Odell county park last night. Dived bombed by soprano  pips most of the evening. Great views off 3 Daubentons at the bus shelter including one that swooped  … Continue reading

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Twenty five years of watching common pipistrelles

Every year the bat group goes round to John Adams’ common pipistrelle  roost. This year was special as it marked 25 year of John collecting data. ( 2009Adams roost). His daughter made a fantastic cake, which was one of many. … Continue reading

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Bat friendly Plants

If you want to encourage bats into your garden, check out this site for some bat friendly plants http://pinterest.com/shootgardening/bat-friendly-plants/

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Visit to the serotine roost

Last night fourteen of us headed over to Potton to visit the serotine roost. The house owners warned us that they had only seen one bat the night before, so we were resigned not to see many bats. To entertain … Continue reading

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Bats at Wardown Park

We first went to Wardown Park as part of the Luton Bat Project, and are doing three surveys a year there, which are open to the public. The weather has been dreadful for the first walk last week and we … Continue reading

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