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)
Seasonal greetings to all Bat group Members, and wishing you a very batty new year!
The bats may be moving toward hibernation, but there are still bat activities going on!
The group received a nice letter today from the CEO of the Bat Conservation Trust, to thank us for our donation to the project to create a national database of Bat ring numbers.
Lots to update you on this month, with reports, and an urgent request from help from the BCT. The group received an URGENT call to action from the BCT this week regarding the government’s centrepiece environmental legislation, the Environment Bill.
We may be coming towards the end of the Bat season, but there is still lots going on, Walks, Bat Boxes and latest BCT news in this email.
There is lots going on at the moment, with the NBMP Field Surveys just finishing, and the British Bat Surveys underway. The Waterways surveys are due to start soon, and the Bats in Churches survey has kicked off, so there are lots of chances to get involved.
The survey season is now well underway, the National Bat Monitoring Program (NBMP) Roost emergence surveys have just finished, while the Field Surveys are just starting.