Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bats in Stockgrove boxes again

Sometimes it feels like it is never going to stop raining. Bob got soaked yesterday  scouting out a site for the forthcoming Bechstein’s project, but he dried out in time to go to Stockgrove co-ordinator Angie described the evening thus … Continue reading

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Meeting a Bechstein’s

In the run up to our own Hunt the Bechstein’s game, Tony and Bob joined the North  Bucks group  on a survey yesterday, using both a harp trap and a mist net Tony saw his first ever Bechstein’s  (after a … Continue reading

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Dead brown long eared bat at John O Gaunt golf course.

One of our members  works  at the John O Gaunt golf course between Biggleswade and Sandy. He has just sent us this photograph of a brown long eared bat  found in a garage by the greenkeepers’ sheds. The bat was … Continue reading

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Bat conservation in Mexico

Yesterday Bob and Jude got invited to a seminar arranged by the Bat Conservation Trust.    A fabulous talk by Rodrigo A. Medellin on Bat conservation in Mexico. I now know how you extract saliva from a vampire bat, a … Continue reading

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Looking for Bechstein’s Bat

The Bat Conservation Trust has been running a project to look for Bechstein’s bat. Our neighbour the North Bucks Bat Group found a number of Bechstein’s when they were part of the project. They have since carried on their research … Continue reading

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Lakeside survey

At long last the rain stopped for a bit. Went to the Lakeside survey last night and watched 601 soprano pipistrelles coming out to feed. Not only that but we  also had good views of Noctules andsaw a hobby and … Continue reading

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Bat talk at Mogerhanger Lower School

We went talk to youngsters at Mogerhanger Lower  School this morning. As we entered the school grounds we couldn’t help but notice the wildlife in the tree. When we signed in at receptions we were told we “going to be … Continue reading

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Box check

Did the next box check today. We  found nothing in March and were not expecting much today as it is still quite early in the season for bats to be using boxes. And we were right. The team checked all … Continue reading

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Sight Concern Talk

Shortly after doing the Sight Concern talk I headed off on holiday and am still catching up. I am delighted with this picture that Viv took of the members of the group using the tactile resources that we borrowed from … Continue reading

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Rain didn’t stop play at Stockgrove and Sandy Warren

The bat group are hardy souls and braved to poor weather to do two of our regular surveys last night. “It was a pleasant evening, the rain held off until we were heading home. 4 of the boxes had residents … Continue reading

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