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Last Kings Wood Bat Box check of 2014

To be honest we were not expecting much from the latest box check, and we were right. While our friends in South Lancs had a good haul, we managed only 3 bats – 2 soprano pips and a female Noctule … Continue reading

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A bat care triumph

Just had to share this with the world. Soggy Sabiniarz has been caring for a rather special bat,  read her account below 11th July 2014 I took a call from the biology teacher at Sharnbrook Upper School where a bat … Continue reading

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September Box check at Kings Wood

On Sunday Justin Tilley and family and  Antonio Murano joined Bob in checking the boxes.Of the original boxes, by the end of the day only 4 had never had bats in.Of the 5  Le Fage boxes put up this year … Continue reading

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Another good news bat care story

The juvenile Noctule found in Sharnbrook is well on the way to being released. Noctules need a lot of space to fly and Soggy’ s house is too small. She took him down to Jan Ragg’s flight cage in Harlow … Continue reading

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One thing leads to another

A while ago we were called to a house by the owner whose cat had attacked a bat. It had a serious tear in the wing and we were were worried that it might have got infected. We passed him … Continue reading

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Center Parcs and the Bedfordshire Bat Group

Center Parcs has recently opened a new village in Bedfordshire, in what was a pretty bleak conifer plantation. Center Parcs prides itself in it commitment to increase local biodiversity and  support local voluntary conservation groups. Working with their ecological consultants … Continue reading

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Anglian Wolf Open Day

      Sunday saw us at the Anglian Wolf Open Day. Two of their wolves have died this year, but the remaining wolves seemed less upset than their carers We were able to bring two juvenile bats that are … 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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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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