Greater Stockgrove Project

Created January 2015
Updated February 2016

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This isn’t a new project as such. Rather it is an extension of several pieces of work.We have been carrying out surveys at Stockgrove since 1989. In 2011 we started a bat box project in Kings Wood which currently has 60 boxes.

A number of boxes are being added in Jan 2014 at Rushmere, Stockgrove and Oak Wood as habitat enhancement for the nearby Double Arches Wind Turbine.

The aim of this project is to get a greater understanding of the area. and to see what interaction is there is between the bats found in nearby area

We have done some survey work at Rushmere in the past, but have not worked in Oak Wood as it is in Buckinghamshire or in the private areas of Bakers Wood .

We are planning some survey work early in the 2015 season, but the main research will take place on 15th and 16th August.

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Members of the South Lancs bat group are joining us, lured by the prospect of seeing a barbastelle and we are hoping  members of the North Bucks group will join us.

You can read a bit more detail of the plans in the January Issue of the newsletter 5-6 GreaTER Stockgrove

We have been doing bat detector surveys at the site and have found some promising sites for barbastelles

The latest (and we hope final) programme for the weekend is here  Plan B Greater Stockgrove

Photo Jude Hirstwood

Photo Jude Hirstwood

The weekend was a huge success with more than five bat group0’s members joining us ( forty people in total)

We collected a vast amount of data and are still working on the final analysis, although we have send the stakeholders the initial report

You can read more below:

The Greater Stockgrove BatMap
Before 04run up to the weekend
During 5-7the weekend
After 08–09what we learnt at bat map

T%his work has raised lots of questions for further work, which will be doing on a much less ambitious scale in 2016