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Final Kings Wood Box check of the season

We didn’t get through all the boxes as there were quite a lot of bats at home 2 sopranos, a noctule and more than 23 brown long eared.The Noctule was a placid female, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth But … Continue reading

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Kings Wood May Box check

The bluebells were spectacular in Kings Wood The blue tits were busy building nests in the boxes and as we expected there were no bats. The group carried on and checked the Stockgrove boxes with the same result.  

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Kings Wood Bat box survey

On Sunday Alex, Emily, Chris,James,Antonio,Tommy and Bob did the monthly box survey at Kings Wood. They found 28 Brown long eareds.. Some sneaky squirrel made off with Antonio’s glasses and despite hunting high and low they were not found. Please … 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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Last King’s Wood survey of the year.

To be honest, it was more in hope than in expectation that the last box check of the season was carried out. We should not have been so negative. Sixteen brown long eareds and a common pipistrelle were in residence … Continue reading

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Kings Wood June Box check

For the last two months the boxes have been occupied (if you ignore the blue tits). So, the gang met up and trudged through the woods. We were joined by new members Jennie and Vicky, both of whom have the … Continue reading

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Kings Wood May box check

On Sunday Bob and helpers checked all the Kings Wood bat boxes. They spent a hard day checking every last box and were rewarded by the site of several nesting birds, cake and biscuits and a spectacular view of bluebells. … Continue reading

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Jonathan climbs a tree

Jonathan made the mistake of telling us he had done a tree climbing course with Henry Andrews and was happy to try out his new skills.Bob was very happy to take him to Kings Wood and watch proceedings from the … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check

This is the first time we have checked the boxes in April and it coincided with a visit from a Canadian bat worker who is in England for a month. Bob and Jude met her in Nicaragua and jumped at … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Roost hunt 2

The weather forecast for Sunday was decidedly dodgy, but the intrepid team managed to complete the area which had been selected and get bet back to the car just as it began to rain and managed to eat some cake. … Continue reading

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