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Whipsnade Hibernation boxes

Many years ago we put wooden bat boxes into some of our hibernation sites. These are by their very nature damp places and over the years the boxes have begun to disintegrate. At the latest survey, George offered to make … Continue reading

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Bat sounds in a hibernation site

As mentioned earlier we put an SMTĀ  detector into one of the hibernation sites at Whipsnade This is a recording of a Natterer’s Bat flying around inside the hibernaculum You can see the echolocation calls bouncing off the walls   … Continue reading

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A new hibernation record

I sent the Bedfordshire moth recorder the photos of moths from the hibernation survey this weekend. He tells me that this one is a Tissue moth and it is the first record it of this hibernating in the county

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Temperatures in Hibernation sites

Up until last year we measure air temperature with a digital thermometer, then last year, we were helping an American researching the incidence of the white nose fungus in the UK Bats infected with WNS fluoresce under uv and he … Continue reading

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Hibernation surveys – a final tally

We completed our final round if hibernation surveys last weekend. We checked 17 different sites with differing degrees of access difficulty.The surveys were led by an appropriately qualified group member. Each day involves spending about 7 hours in cold damp … Continue reading

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January hibernation survey

With the relatively mild winter weather we weren’t expecting anything exceptional on this survey, but numbers weren’t greatly down. Barbastells were few and far between, but we have only found them in large quantities when it is really cold and … Continue reading

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