Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vocal Migrations – another phase.

As we walked from the Embankment small flakes of snow fell half heartedly. We were on the way to play with some new “toys” developed by artist Kathy Hinde She has been working on her Vocal Migration project for a … Continue reading

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Roost Hunt at Stockgrove

Yesterday the sun shone and members of the bat group were delighted not to get wet when they checked Baker;s Wood at Stockgrove Country Park for possible roosts. It is so much easier to do  when the leaves are on … Continue reading

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Bat care course

At what felt like silly o’clock a group of us turned out for a morning’s bat care course. This was led by Simon who is in charge of bat care – a rather sleepy Simon as he has a newborn … Continue reading

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Valentine massacre averted

Now we know one place that pipistrelles hibernate in winter. We have just had two pips  a male and a female) brought into care, who had made the mistake of hibernating in a stack of scaffolding boards. These boards were … Continue reading

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Hibernation surveys

  The snow held off just long enough for us to finish the hibernation surveys. Once again we had good numbers  154 bats in February compared to 161 in January. The bat we found most often was the Natterer’s bat … Continue reading

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Another Vocal Migrations Event

Last year we went to the premiere of Kathy Hinde’s  work Vocal Migrations .http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?p=6827 Now she is putting on another event, which would give you a chance to play. Vocal Migrations Upstairs at St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, Sunday … Continue reading

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