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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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Trapping at Priory Country Park

We carried out the first Nathusius survey at the Country Park on Wednesday 3rd June. It was a beautiful night with a  fabulous sunset and lot of birds swimming on the lake. As well as the harp trap, because there … 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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Analysing 6 years of data from the Priory Bat box scheme

The bat group has always said that there is little point collecting data if no attempt is made to analyse it. For the last six year Danny Fellman has single handedly checked the boxes he installed over the years at … Continue reading

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A Barbastelle in a Kent bat box at Priory Park

On Sunday Danny Fellman was doing his monthly check of the boxes at Priory Country Park and made the most remarkable discovery. He went back later with his posh camera and this is what he took.If you look at the … Continue reading

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Hedj’s photos

Those of you who follow this blog will often see examples of Hedj Dollman’s bat photos, He has now begun to put his pictures up at https://www.facebook.com/hedj.dollman/media_set?set=a.10153543947708306.1073741882.649488305&type=1. Well worth a look and it’s not just bats

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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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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 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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An uncommon common pipistrelle at Priory

With bats showing signs of pregnancy this was our last trapping evening for a while. Becky had such fun on Monday that she came out again with us, and we warned her that it was touch and go whether we … Continue reading

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