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First bat in the new boxes at Priory Park

It is not long since we installed 1o new Schwegler boxes at Priory Country Park,paid for by Bedfordshire Borough Council . On Tuesday Nicky and Danny carried out the second check on the boxes and we got an excited texzt. … Continue reading

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Bat care Update

On Monday night Soggy was able to release a brown long eared bat brought into care last week. This was thriving and seemed very keen to head off back onto familiar territory This leaves just one bat in care, which … Continue reading

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The Luton survey

The first of three of these  surveys took place on the 6th May Geraldine reports This survey is a walk from Luton Parkway Railway Station to the East  Hyde Sewage Works area, then back to the starting point . No … Continue reading

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Priory Bat Box Project- the next stage

After the writing up of the current Bat Box Project at Priory,w e were absolutely delighted when Bedfordshire Borough Council offered us £500 to buy some more boxes. Up until then Danny (and local schools) had made all the boxes … Continue reading

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A surprise find at the first Stockgrove survey of the year

Eleven of us turned out for the first Stockgrove survey and Dick and Geraldine took delight in returning Angie, whose knee has now recovered, back the reins The man group split into two in order to check the newly installed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Meanwhile at Priory Park…

While some of the group have been out trapping. Danny has been sorting things out in Bedford. On Friday he held one of the three walks he has arranged there. (reduced from five because of staffing cuts, the rangers 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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