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!
Help needed with Bat Survey - Holnicote, Exmoor from June to Sept 2019
Come find about our plans for 2019, and have a say in the running of the group.
Cave checks this Tuesday 12th March, Axbridge, maybe going to Priddy, Wells and Oakhill
Pete Banfield is doing Burrington Coombe cave hibernation surveys on Sunday 10th Feb 2019. There are 3 spaces left, if you would like to attend please let me know asap as it is first come first served, contact Pete directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07774454266.