Monthly Archives: August 2015

A visit to Marston Vale

Last night we went to trap at Millbrook Pillinge. Marston Vale has mainly young trees and we warned  Ranger Anna and volunteer David we might not catch anything. We did however catch 4 Soprano pips and a Daubenton’s, although we … Continue reading

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A visit from the Chair of the Jersey Bat Group

We met Ani when Bob went to Jersey to run a training course. She is coming to England whenever she can to get trapping and box surveying experience. She flew in last night to Birmingham and is spending today at … Continue reading

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Box check at Harrold Odell Country Park

A somewhat bleary eyed Bob and Jude joined Hedj ,Kel, Nicky and Phil to check the boxes at  Harrold Odell Country Park on Suday. The cows left us alone but Kel had a close encounter with a grass snake. There … Continue reading

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Tracking the Brandt’s Bat at Rushmere

We drove over to Rushmere on Saturday for lunch and a walk, and while we were there we checked that the Brandt’s tag was still working. It was, so Bob and I went back that night. The Brandt’s came out … Continue reading

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Nathusius 1 Bat Group 2

On Thursday we tried trapping at one of our sites, but yet again the brutes evaded us. After all the recent excitement, it was almost a relief. On Friday we went to Priory for another trapping session. We were joined … Continue reading

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A Leisler’s comes into care

So, I was all set to start telling you about Bat Map, when we had a phone call from Woburn Center Parcs. A cleaner found a grounded bat outside one of the chalets and because we do some surveys there, … Continue reading

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Is nothing happening in Bedfordshire?

I haven’t put a post up for ages and that is because we have never been so busy. I have tried to keep the Bedfordshire Bat Group Facebook page up to date and hope to start updating this blog over … Continue reading

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Greater Stockgrove Bat Map A photo guide to Rushmere

For those of you who are coming to this I have posted a photo guide to Rushmere, so you can see a bit of the site before the weekend  http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=10803 We are at the final stages of preparation now, and … Continue reading

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Greater Stockgrove Bat Map Update

Only  just over a week to go. The house is full of lists and equipment. The freezer is emptyish ready to receive cake. We had a last minute glitch in that the pond at one of the sites has dried … Continue reading

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