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First Whipsnade survey

We were joined by several Whipsnade staff on Tuesday night . The winds across the Downs was feisty . Bats wisely shunned the windier places but were present in the quieter ones Whipsnade staff enjoyed the bats and bat group … Continue reading

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Whipsnade Survey

First Whipsnade survey of the year 0n Tuesday. Like all other surveys so far it was cold The recording we made at the time showed more bats than we had noticed. at the time. The blue dots were comnon pipistrelles, … Continue reading

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Social Isolation- The SM4 that came in from the cold

What on earth to do when you can’t go out and listen to bats? Bring the bats to you. To explain we have not been out kidnapping bats. We left a trail camera and an SM4 in one of the … Continue reading

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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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