In this message we have lots of updates from the BCT, including important news on the effects of Covid-19, and a request for Imperial Collage for fresh bat droppings to help investigate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in animal faeces.
In this message we celebrate the nomination of our own Dave Cottle for the Pete Guest Award (we all NEED to vote, see below). Also below, is news on a provisional date for the South West Bat Conference 2021, and a urgent appeal for help from the BCT Helpline.
In this message we have an update on our summer activities in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and the latest Bulletin from the BCT.
Hope all bat group members are keeping safe and well. A quick interim update with a urgent request for help from the BCT.
Quick interim email this week, with two updates from the BCT below.
We hope all members are keeping well and looking forward to hopefully some Bat group activities later in the year. SomerBat @Home In the meantime just a reminder that we can all take part in our own bat surveys at home and share your results in our Facebook group. Latest Bat Group Bulletin from the … Continue reading SBG newsletter late May 2020
Dear Bat Group Member, We hope you are keeping well, and staying positive in these difficult times. In this newsletter we bring you the outcomes from our first ever virtual AGM, as well as several BCT updates, and details of online training for the Bats in Churches project. Bats have been prominent in the press … Continue reading SBG May update, vAGM, SomerBat @Home, Bats & Covid-19 info
In this newsletter we bring news of how we will hold a virtual Bat Group AGM, and the BCT advise that only bat surveys at your own home should be undertaken by volunteers.
The days are getting longer, and thoughts are turning batty. Hence its great to be able to give you more information on Bat Group projects for 2020!
We had a committee meeting recently and discussed two exciting potential Bat Group projects for 2020!
Working with the Dorset Group, on radio tracking Bechstein’s bat in mid Somerset as part of the "finding its limit" project.
In the north of the county, a large scale, two year, landscape survey of the Mells Valley SAC bats using low cost static recorders (Audiomoths)