Updated Feb 2019
Members only. (Members of other BCT Partner Groups are welcome to attend, space permitting)
We began this project in 2011, using boxes which were bought for us as habitat improvement paid for by the firm expanding the M1
We have 60 boxes to check so this is a long day. It involves walking miles, some of which is over rough terrain. Not suitable for people with limited mobility
We started ringing brown long eared bats and Natterer’s and check the boxes monthly between April and November.
This is an ideal chance to see bats close up and or trainees to get some handling experience, (as long as you have up to date rabies vaccinations).
You can see more detail of what we have found by typing ” Kings wood. ” in the search box at the top right of this page.
We are working out the social relationships between these bats, following research done by North Bucks Bat Group in Finemere Wood and have identified three distinct colonies of brown long eared bat in the Kings Wood.
As we get more data the picture may become clearer
In 2017 Nicky began a project to see whether individual bats which have be ringed for the project can be distinguished by wing venation.Danny ‘s working on a computer program to help her with the analysis danny3
She is continuing this research this year
All work is done under licence by Natural England .Contact Bob.
Dates for 2019
7 Apr daytime
5 May daytime
2 Jun daytime
21 Jul daytime
18 Aug daytime
15 Sep daytime
13 Oct daytime
Start time will depend on weather