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First box check at Harrold Odell

Kel and co only put the boxes up here 6 weeks ago,and it usually takes bats months to start using bat boxes. So it was with little hope of success that Bob, Hedj and Kel headed off to check them … Continue reading

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66 Bats caught at Harold Odell

It started off being a night to show Kel and Hedj how to set up a harp trap, with Becky and Nicky coming along to watch. Then, just before we set off, Daniel Hargreaves rang to say he was in … Continue reading

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Nathusius remain elusive.

Regular readers will know that the King of the Nathusius has had great fun sabotaging our attempt to capture his subjects. He has been very successful invoking downpours and even dramatic thunder storms. All too aware  that we were planing … Continue reading

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Putting up boxes at Harrold Odell Country Park

The story so far: The Friends of Harrold Odell Country Park gave us a grant for £4oo to buy some bat boxes. After checking out with Richard that the trees we were thinking of using were not due to be … Continue reading

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Noctules show off at Harrold Odell Country Park

On Thursday the usual suspects made their way to Harold Odell to see what bats were waiting for them Dave Odell wrote Great night out with the Bat Group last night.Excellent display by several Soprano Pips and then the Noctules … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell revisited

Back to Harrold Odell last night to a cool but not rainy night. We found quite a good spot close to the water.                                   … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell Survey on Thursday

Yesterday saw a thunderstorm descend on Bedfordshire and it took a particular fancy to Harrold Odell Country Park. Nicky, who is one of the Rangers there told us that one shower donated 14mm of rain. She turned up early to … Continue reading

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Bat box project at Harrold Odell Country Park

Yesterday Bob ordered the bat boxes for this project. Today first thing, the boxes arrived, as did the cheque from the Friends of Harrold Odell to refund us the cost of the boxes The next stage is for Kel to … Continue reading

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A new bat box scheme at Harrold Odell Country Park

Kel has been leading surveys and walks at Harrold Odell Country Park for several years now and this Winter and last she organised a survey to look for trees that had roost potential. She carefully documented and photographed every likely … Continue reading

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Roost Hunt at Harrold Odell Country Park

Three brave bat group souls braved the flood plane that is Harrold Odell Country Park today and went hunting for bat roosts. (Hedj who has been nicknamed  Boy Chunder was unable to attend due to having spent all night throwing … Continue reading

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