Monthly Archives: November 2012

More giraffes

  We went to do another box building session today and were once again greeted by a giraffe, and then we realised that just like last week, there were two of them. After I had done my talk Danny and … Continue reading

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South East Bat Conference

Yesterday some of us went along to the SE Bat Conference, even thou we are not i the SE groupig of bat groups. However, we do work with both Hets and Middlesec and North BUcks and we promised to behave … Continue reading

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Some bats are still active

Despite the dreadful weather, we have had several sightings of bats flying in daylight in the last week. Presumably they are taking a last minute opportunity to try to catch food. If you see a bat flying (in Bedfordshire) please … Continue reading

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Threat to European funding for wildlife conservation

A letter has been published in today’s “The Times” about the threat to funding of NGOs involved in wildlife conservation by the EU Signatories are major Wildlife NGOS, including BCT, http://www.scribd.com/doc/114196936/Letter-in-The-Times-from-conservation-NGOs-re-farmers-EU-wildlife-budget  

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Bats ( and giraffes) at Priory Lower School

One of the things I enjoy ab0ut doing talks in schools is the art work that we get to see. Today we went back to Priory Lower School as part of the Bedford Box Building Project with the Priory Rangers. … Continue reading

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Working with Luton National Citizen Service

Regular readers of this blog will know that we do a lot of talks for young children  and adult groups, today saw something  new for us. Luton Cultural Services is involved with the National Citizen Service Project which encourages young … Continue reading

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Bat Box building at Livingstone Lower School Bedford

After a quiet week in which there was nothing in the bat group diary, things have started getting busy again. Once again we have got ward councillor funding to run  a series of whole school assemblies followed by building boxes … Continue reading

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Ash dieback disease

The ash tree is a much loved part of the British landscape and is a feature of much folklore.  Yggdrasill the world tree of Norse cosmology was an ash and was seen to connect us to the Otherworld.     … Continue reading

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Bats still in residence at Stockgrove Country Park

The Bat Group has stopped its fortnightly visit to Stockgrove Country Park as bats head into hibernation. Angie went there at the weekend and noticed that there were bats in two of the bat boxes. Not altogether unexpected as we … Continue reading

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Twenty five years of roost watching

Earlier this year we reported the bat group celebrating John and Ann Adams’  twenty fice years of counting bats at their  common pipistrelle roost, which you will remember featured a lot of cake. http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?p=5755 We think this is one of … Continue reading

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