Updated April 2017
Members only. (Members of other BCT Partner Groups are welcome to attend, space permitting)
We began this project in 2011, using boxes which were ought 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.We started ringing brown long eared bats nd Natterer’s and check the boxes monthly between April and November.
This is an ideal chance to see bats close up and for 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 hope to be able to work out the social relationships between these bats, following research done by North Bucks Bat Group in Finemere Wood
So far we have identified three distinct social groups of brown long eared bats.
.In 2017 Nicky is going to do a pilot project to see whether individual bats which have ringed for the project can be distinguished by wing venation.
All work is done under licence by Natural England .Contact Bob.
Dates for 2017
All surveys start at 9 am.