Monthly Archives: February 2014

More potential roosts at Stockgrove Country Park

Bob popped back to Stockgrove Country Park to double check some GPS readings. While we were there he spotted another three trees with good roost potential. He also had a look at a tree that had blown over in the … Continue reading

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Roost hunt in Bakers Wood

After the flood plain that was Harrold Odell Country Park today’s roost hunt was a bit of a doddle, though the wind was quite cold. The group finished the survey of Bakers Wood and identified a number of trees with … Continue reading

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February Hibernation Survey

After the appalling weather, we did wonder what effect this might have had on bat numbers. we did not find barbastelles (they tend to turn up in hibernation surveys only when the weather is cold) but found 167 bats. One … Continue reading

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Bat Group committee meeting

The February committee meeting is always our busiest of the year as we gird our loins for the new season. We covered an awful lot of ground – confirming events for 2014, planning the AGM, ceiding what equipmwent to buy … Continue reading

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Putting up more bat boxes

Back in December 2012, we told you about the arrival of yet more boxes for our woodland bat box scheme. Having spent the intervening time resting behind the sofa, cowering from the rain, on Sunday , the sun shone and … Continue reading

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Bargain bat detector

Bat Box detectors have a special offer on Duet’s this week. The Duet is the workhorse of the bat group and the aftercare service is first rate (though we have rarely needed it, they are one tough machine)¬† http://www.batbox.com/

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Bat Conservation Trust Regional Conference

The Bat Conservation Trust has just announced details of the Regional Conference, which we thoroughly recommend.¬† There are some very good speakers lined up. Bat group members who car share can claim their petrol costs from the Bat Group. hope … Continue reading

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Raspberry pi

Kel has just joined a new company which has a great scheme where she can borrow electronic gadgets and can also apply for a small grant to allow development projects. She posted this information on the bat group newsgroup and … Continue reading

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Grounded bat

Last week Danny was called to a house which had a bat on a carpet. The bat, a pipistrelle, has been taken to Kel and Hedj for some TLC and seems uninjured. Picture to follow. If you are doing building … Continue reading

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Roost Hunt at Harrold Odell Country Park

Three brave bat group souls braved the flood plane that is Harrold Odell Country Park today and went hunting for bat roosts. (Hedj who has been nicknamed¬† Boy Chunder was unable to attend due to having spent all night throwing … Continue reading

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