In this message we have: - A update on Bechstein’s radio tracking in Somerset - The latest Bat Group bulletin which includes an update on guidance for Bat carers, but not for bat groups yet
In this message we have: - A request for help from UWE with Greater Horseshoe radio tracking in Somerset. - Could you help out your Bat group by leading some Bat Walks? - Details of changes to the National Bat Helpline
We would like to invite all members to join us on Zoom for our 2021 AGM
In this message lots of updates from the BCT on upcoming online events, and news about a live broadcast from the Bishops Palace in Wells as part of BatFest.
It seems 19th Jan is the day when group members across the county come out of their post holiday hibernation, and decide to visit other hibernacula!
The first of the annual NBMP Hibernation Checks in three Burrington Combe caves took place this weekend, organised by Pete Banfield.
A great start to the day at Great Breach Wood, with 14 natterers in one box, a noctule and two sop pips in a wooden Kent box, a large mating group of 10 soprano pips.
We checked 20 bat boxes at Comeytrowe Park and Longrun Meadow in Taunton this morning.
Despite damp weather there was a huge turnout for Dave's Walk at the Bishops Palace in Wells on Tuesday. The annual walk for the Somerset Wildlife Trust is always well attended but this year the estimates range from 80 to 100 adults, with at least half as many children again.
Great day at Westhay, Shapwick and Catcott reserves today, and it would seem we have some news ... more early natterer's pups!