This page will be updated early in 2017 when we have finalised dates for 2017
The Great Roost Hunt
For the masochists amongst you, who miss getting cold and wet, we are organising quests for tree roosts at three of our sites. Wrap up warm and waterproof. Bring lunch and binoculars.
Monthly Bat Box checks – May to October
We have over 60 boxes to check do this is a long day. We are hoping to start ringing bats this year. An ideal chance to see bats close up and a chance for trainees to get some handling experience.
This is the fifth year of this project and this year we plan to continue ringing the Natterer’s and Brown Long Eared bats that use the boxes. 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.
All work is done under licence by Natural England Contact Bob.
Harrold Odell May to October
We are also checking boxes here at on a monthly basis , contact Kel for details
We check bat boxes here three times a year
We survey using bat detectors, mist nets, harp traps and lures on a number of sites each year. In 2016 we carried out 20 such catching surveys
Ampthill Methodist Church 7pm
Any member of the bat group is welcome to attend. Contact Jude if you would like to attend so we have enough cake to go round
Bats and Water
Max 3 members per survey (but please don’t think that there ‘s no possibility that there will be room for you)
Start and end locations are different each time, but we are still working our way downstream Late nights, great fun, detector experience required.
· Places very limited, Booking Essential.
These are located in the North of the county and may include a late finish (has been midnight on one occasion). No paddling experience required..contact Danny if you want to go
Bats and Boats
Bats and Boats (Public Bat Canoe) 3 leaders required
These are run from the Viking Kayak club in central Bedford and you will be leading a bat walk, in a rafted canoe, for about six members of the public.
Dates to be confirmed
Please contact Danny if you want to help
Priory Bat Walks
.see calendar from dates May to September
Help wanted with walks at Priory Country Park walks this season. There will always be experienced walk leaders there, but extra pairs of hands are really helpful and the walks often get fully booked ( max group size 20). Contact Danny if you would like to help