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Bat care masterclass

While others were out harp trapping last night, Hedj Kel and Sogs met with Rhona to get some training on coping with juveniles. It was a really relaxed evening with much exchange of information., and a lot of laughter Rhona … 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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Rain stops play at Priory again.

We had planned to go back to Priory for another attempt at trapping Nathusius’ pipistrelle. The Met Office kept changing the time when the thunderstorm would hit and in the end we decided to go ahead. Bob and Aidan both … Continue reading

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Bat care – an update

It might seem that things are quieter than usual at the moment, but that is not altogether true The writer of this blog is currently doing an impression of the bat on the right and shuffling about on crutches and … Continue reading

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Bat detector training course

On Saturday Bob ran a bat detector training course for bat group members and  some special guests at Priory Country Park.  This was aimed at folk without a great deal of practical experience, thugh we had a couple of mor … Continue reading

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Tiddenfoot Water Park, Walk for the Friends.

Our hearts sank when there was a thunderstorm just before we set off, but it stopped before we got there, and the night was warm and balmy. Bob talked a bit about bats and bat detectors while we waited for … 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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Luton survey

After all the excitement of Tuesday night was almost bound to be a bt of an anticlimax but but at least it gave some of us a chance to walk of all yesterday’s cake.Geraldine and Dick write A fairly quiet … Continue reading

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Stockgrove 16th June

A fortnight ago Stockgrove Country Park was seething with bats.This time  the combination of the sky failing to darken and a colder wind made for less excitement bat wise, but there were other things to entertain us Geraldine takes up … Continue reading

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Trapping at Tiddenfoot

After a poor night trapping last night we headed back to Tiddenfoot, which has had spectacular displays of bats both times we went.  The chief bat lookout trained her binoculars on the car park and watched as ten of us … Continue reading

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