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Trapping at Wrest Parks

The statues gazed on askance as we descended on Wrest Park for a trapping session as 12 of us, including 3 Wrest Park staff, bearing  trapping equipment and cake. We set up two harp taps and 4 mist nets  (two … Continue reading

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Tracking barbastelles 2.

  The story so far – our brave adventurers captured 7 barbastelles in 10 minutes.The two  heaviest were radiotracked and found in two tree roosts on Saturday morning. The saga continues… The two trees were both sweet chestnuts. Last night … Continue reading

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25 genome project

A message from the Bat Conservation Trust Understanding the genome of bats could help scientists better understand their adaptations and behaviours, and how that can influence conservation efforts across the UK. Your vote is needed to ensure the DNA of … Continue reading

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Bat at the Library

Soggy is working hard trying to get as many captive bats out as possible before the weather closes . Some of her charges are resisting her efforts and we had two new charges in the last two days. Last night, … Continue reading

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The stranded bat

On Thursday we went to the soprano pip roost. It was an NBMP count night, so of course the bats made it as hard as possible. It is the time of year when the young start flying. They seem to … Continue reading

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Woburn Safari Park Bioblitz

Last night did some trapping at Woburn safari Park as part of the Bedfordshire Natural History Bioblitz event. At the beginning of the weeek the forecast was dire, but it turned out fine with just a very brief shower. This … Continue reading

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Trip to Swineshead Wood

We got permission from the Woodland Trust to revisit this beautiful wood. It is home to barbastelles and were joined by a visiting member of the West Yorkshire Bat Group who has longed to see one. The main aim was … Continue reading

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Barbastelle course for the Herts and Middlesex Bat group

Over the years we have done a lot of work finding roosts of the rare barbastelle bat. Herts and Middlesex Bat Group about to launch a project of their own and have asked us to help them to hear what … Continue reading

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A surprise find at the first Stockgrove survey of the year

Eleven of us turned out for the first Stockgrove survey and Dick and Geraldine took delight in returning Angie, whose knee has now recovered, back the reins The man group split into two in order to check the newly installed … Continue reading

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A Barbastelle in a Kent bat box at Priory Park

On Sunday Danny Fellman was doing his monthly check of the boxes at Priory Country Park and made the most remarkable discovery. He went back later with his posh camera and this is what he took.If you look at the … Continue reading

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