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Wardown Park survey

Amidst all the chaos our usual surveys continue with their usual seamless efficiency. Each of our regular surveys has its own co-ordinator so while some of us are haring about after barbastelles, these sail effortlessly on. Below are Geraldine’s notes … Continue reading

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Barbastelles heard at a new site.

A hiatus in reporting activities as Bob and Jude went up to the welsh bat conference and spent a couple of says before hand with friends. Last Tuesday evening was fascinating. The rain stopped just in time, but there was … Continue reading

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A game of two halves

Last night was a busy one for the Bat Group with two regular surveys The first survey was at the Lakeside sight and was curtailed by rain after only(!) 489 bats were counted out before  rain stopped play and the … Continue reading

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Driven up the pole by bats

The bat group has recently bought another Griffin from Batbox using the proceeds from data searches. The fine weather on Monday night was too good not to exploit and Bob headed off to the home of our main bat box … Continue reading

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Wardown Park survey

  Geraldine Hogg one of the survey leaders for Wardown Park reports: A very pleasant stroll around Wardown Park took place on Tuesday 7th May, (we ) were probably outnumbered by the Common Pipistrelles. The bat boxes were bedecked with … Continue reading

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At long last -bats at Stockgrove

A fortnight ago the bats were decidedly absent from Stockgrove Country Park, but things are looking up Angie who co-ordinates the survey writes The Bats are back in town. A very good evening at Stockgrove yesterday with 5 species out … Continue reading

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Catching up on the paperwork

As the season winds down we are in the process of getting wound up at the prospect of updating the bat group records, The problem is the busier we get, the more records there are to enter and then analyse. … Continue reading

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Wrestlingworth Gravel Pit – A new Parish Nature Reserve

The Wrestlingworth Parish Walking and Wildlife Group have identified this  neglected patch of woodland and water set in intensive arable land as an area they could adopt  and actively manage to improve wildlife habitats in the parish An article about … Continue reading

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The elusive barbastelle…

..lived up to its name again last night. On previous visits  we had heard many barbastelle passes, so we headed off last night to  try to get a tag on. and set up a double high and triple high net. … Continue reading

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The Lakeside survey 16th August

Soggy, the lakeside co-ordinator, was convinced that this night would be the peak number for the soprano roost. The bats were anthropomorphically speaking, aware that she was not present, and so kept their numbers down. “Just” the 1100. In addition … Continue reading

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