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Whipsnade hibernation update

On friday, we put the camera and SM4 back in the Kodiak Bear Den. We will collect them an April. We also did the surveys in all the hibernacula. Sadly the barbastelle has moved on

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Bats on film

Have had a look at the trail camera we left in one of the Whipsnade hibernacula. We caught this dangerous beast as we collected the camera spypointWe have a few seconds of view of a bat exploring one of the … Continue reading

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Back to Whipsnade

Tomorrow we will be collecting the trail camera to download data and charge the ready for our final hibernation surveys .Wondering what if anything we will find

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Tyrone talks to the Fellows at ZSL

Tyrone works for ZSL at Whipsnade. Among other things he works on the conservation of Natural Species. He has joined the Bat Group and has been the driving force for increasing our access to the Zoo.  We have achieved a … Continue reading

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Trapping at Whipsnade

After our last attempt to catch bats at the hibernacula at Whipsnade was foiled by the pouring rain, we had another go. The early evening was very quiet. This time we were watched by rhinos in a nearby paddock. Then … Continue reading

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Working with Whipsnade staff

The latest stage in our new cooperation took place when they aided and abetted by the bat  group began to refurbish the disused Kodiak Bear den which is know used by bats as a hibernaculum. This is very damp, so … Continue reading

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Return to Whipsnade Zoo

Photo ZSL/   After a rather frustrating week , some of the group returned to Whipsnade Zoo to do the survey which was rained off earlier in the month. Tonight luck held . It didn’t rain , so no lurking … Continue reading

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Another visit to Whipsnade

We went up to Whipsade to recover the SM4 detector left in the Bear den.  While there we spotted a snoozing Daubenton’s bat

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Visit to Whipsnade

As well as hibernation surveys, we used to do other detector surveys at Whipsnade when Kevin Frediani worked there. When he left they fizzled out. When we did the original surveys we had to record onto an mp3 player, which … Continue reading

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