Monthly Archives: May 2014

What could be even more exciting than 2 Nathusius pipistrelles?

Last night we caught our first bat in our new trap trap. We set up four harp traps and acoustic lures Thanks Daniel and AIdan) as part of the Nathusius Pipistrelle Project. There was an ecstatic reaction  when this beast … Continue reading

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Bat group 2 Nathusius 0

Last night we were joined by Daniel Hargreaves in order to harp trap near Biggleswade. Four harp traps and acoustic lures were set up and three of them caught bats. Daniel returned from checking one trap bearing 3 bats with … Continue reading

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Nathusius 1 Bat Group 0

The King of the Nathusius’ was all too aware that across the country his kin were being pursued by bat workers, including those  at Priory Country Park. He beseeched the Sky to come to their aid. The Sky turned grey … Continue reading

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Tiddenfoot Water Park

Earlier last month I waxed lyrical about the delights of this site, and we took ourselves back there last night. While the rest of the party strolled round the lake, I surveyed a more localised area a little down the … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check

When Bob set off for the  Kings Wood box check, he didn’t expect to fins any bats as this time last year there were none. However, just in case he took his bat rings with him. Just as well as … Continue reading

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A new bat box scheme at Harrold Odell Country Park

Kel has been leading surveys and walks at Harrold Odell Country Park for several years now and this Winter and last she organised a survey to look for trees that had roost potential. She carefully documented and photographed every likely … Continue reading

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New Luton survey

Tuesday saw our first attempt at a new survey in the Luton area, worked out by Dick and Geraldine. We were hoping this route might yield a greater of variety of bats, and it would seem this is going to … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Park

On the evening of the Bank Holiday we headed off to Stockgrove Park for our regular survey Richard Hogg (who is standing in for Angie)  reported We had a very good turn out of people to take part in this … Continue reading

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Maulden Wood Open Day

Bob and Jude headed off to this event on Bank holiday Monday, held by the Greensand Trust Children from the local school had done drawings which had been turned into pennants. The drawings were based on the wildlife they had … Continue reading

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Lakeside Survey

Back again and the nettles have grown quite a bit in the last fortnight. As per usual we surrounded the roost and recorded 780 bats coming out, which is a lot for this time of year I recorded the ones … Continue reading

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