Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bats and Halloween

Bats are closely associated with halloween, but why considering the fact that few bats are about at this time of year? All Hallows is a Christian ” replacement” for the old pagan festival of Samhain This was a time when … Continue reading

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Talk at St Leonards’

As we walked into the classroom with the captive noctule when we arrived to talk to the Year 1 group, we were greeted by this fantastic owl. The class has been working on a project about animals in the dark … Continue reading

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October Bat Box check

The final bat check of the season took place on Saturday. All 53 boxes were checked and four were found to be occupied, one box had one soprano pipistrele, one had two and a third had three. The “winning” box … Continue reading

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Chocolate cake and urine stains

Thursday was a busy day for us with two talks to do. The first took us to the Bedford Aphasia Society. The group were really welcoming and we were offered delicious home made cake. We also got to meet one … Continue reading

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Film of Noctules leaving a bat roost

Earlier this year, we told you about an attempt to film noctules coming out of a roost at Stockgrove Park. Toby Thorne has now had a chance to edit the footage. You can see it on You Tube. This was … Continue reading

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Pulloxhill Brownies

We went over to Pulloxhill last night to give a talk. The brownies were really interested, especially as they recently visited the church and were shown a dead bat ( probably a pipistrelle). After the talk they settled down to … Continue reading

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A day out the Luton Hoo Walled Garden Pumpkin and Apple Day

We took five of us along to the Luton Hoo walled garden  pumpkin and apple day and it was just as well as were were busy all day.     The Greensand Trust let us share their space and were … Continue reading

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North Bucks Bat Group are on the One Show tonight.

Toby Thorne, who is also a member of the Bedfordshire Bat group, posted this on facebook today and I thought it was passing  well worth on A couple of months ago we were joined on one of our Bechstein’s surveys … Continue reading

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Surveyors’ meeting

Last night the bat group survey leaders met at The Hub in Ampthill Park. Everyone had had a look at the season’s data and it was fascinating to see patterns emerging. It was also quite  daunting to realise how much … Continue reading

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Catching up on the paperwork

As the season winds down we are in the process of getting wound up at the prospect of updating the bat group records, The problem is the busier we get, the more records there are to enter and then analyse. … Continue reading

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