Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lakeside 2.

Though warmer then last time. It still got a bit chilly. The bats didn’t seem to mind . 124 Sopranos were counted out of the roost and the first  Nathusius of the year was picked up on the detector,as were … Continue reading

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Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade are going to install some bat boxes at the zoo On Monday, Tyrone and Bob had a mooch around to identify suitable sites. For the first time this season it  was warm and sunny.It was good to see the … Continue reading

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First Stockgrove survey

Six members joined this survey last night on a cold night, The bats had more sense as temperatures approaching zero, not one bat ventured out. We did ,however, find two occupied bat boxes. The lack of bats gave time to … Continue reading

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More surveys planned

We have just fixed dates for three Whipsnade surveys and a walk for ZSL members, (provided covid restriction are eased). Life looks up

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1st Lakeside survey

A cold night,6  cold bat group members  and 25 bats,their reaction to weather is unkown

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The return of the elusive barbastelle

photo Frank Greenaway/Vincent Wildlife Trust Last night a number of us attended  a  Zoom meeting with University of Sussex’ PhD student  Keiran O’Malley who is researching the monitoring of woodlands for the presence of barbastelle maternity colonies.on the monitoring of … Continue reading

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New members

We are delighted to have had a number of new members this week. We are allowing two inexperienced/new members to attend surveys with 4 old hands  to show the the ropes. If you want to join  see http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=307

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New members

We’ve had several new members join with the beginning of the season. All our surveys are gong to be members only to begin with. If you think you’d like to join, see http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=307 Our first survey is on Thursday at … Continue reading

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Bats flying in daylight

We’ve had reports of bast flying in daylight since February and have had some amazing photos sent in to us, They were of high quality and looking on them on a big screen we were able to confirm it was … Continue reading

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We’re back

Am i tempting fate? I say this with both fingers firmly crossed. We are doing detector surveys again but limiting each event to six symptom free members who are prepared to socially distance and preferably have their own kit We … Continue reading

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