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- Happy New Year everybody!
- We'll be emailing 2013 meeting dates after Xmas. Jan is hibernation survey time...
- One more natural history post at risk of redundancy. So no NH curators left in Lancashire by next year.
- Great piece on Bechstein's and on bats and roads on today's Saving Species on R4
- Finished for the day. Next step putting them up
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We’ll be meeting on August the 15th to re survey the bridge at Slaidburn to assess the Daubenton’s colony there. Meet at Slaidburn Village Hall car park at 8.00pm This is an important meeting, after work was carried out on … Continue reading
June saw the first of our BCT Colony Counts as we headed out to Whitewell in Bowland to monitor the pipistrelle roost at the Inn at Whitewell. This is an interesting site as the roost contains both Common and Soprano … Continue reading
Members of the group along with staff from United Utilities spent Monday morning setting up a new bat box scheme in an Altham woodland that looks very promising. The scheme came about after East Lancs Bat Group were contacted about … Continue reading
It’s always good to see a ringed bat turn up again. Here’s Z5280, a male Natterer’s harp trapped on 20/04/2009, when we were working with Anita Glover from Leeds University. He turned up again in October 2010 in the same … Continue reading
Foulridge Survey May 5th 2010 After a cold start to the 2010 survey season at Rowley Lake in April, we headed to Foulridge on the 5th May to see what we could find. A warm evening with good cloud cover … Continue reading
Pipistrelle Colony Count, Inn at Whitewell After an unsuccessful attempt at a Lesser Horseshoe Survey on the 10th June. we returned on Wednesday the 17th to carry out a colony count on the roost we’d noticed on the way … Continue reading
Bat Group meeting 7th March 2009 – Bat box making at Towneley A successful day was held at Offshoots Permaculture Project with over 60 people attending and taking part in Bat box building. 15 standard boxes were built, covered and … Continue reading
Hibernation Surveys 2009 – Bats Underground Project We’ve been busy identifying sites for hibernation surveys this winter and have turned up a suprising number of caves, mines and tunnels that need checking out. A good start to the season was … Continue reading
Rare bat found during Hibernation surveys The East Lancashire Bat Group are undertaking surveys of potential bat hibernation sites and have already discovered one rare bat. A Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), a cave dwelling bat thought to be found … Continue reading