The Bedfordshire Bat Group was formed in 1988 and is affiliated to the Bedfordshire Natural History Society and a partner group of the national organisation, The Bat Conservation Trust. The bat group works for bat conservation within Bedfordshire and Luton;carries out surveys of bats and maintains a database of bat records; works with people to provide information and raise awareness of bat conservation; and, when necessary, carries out bat care and rehabilitation
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Friday, 16 May 2014
Nathusius the next chapter
What could be even more exciting than 2 Nathusius pipistrelles?
Last night we caught our sirt bat in our new herp trap.
We set up four harp traps and acoustic lure as part of the Nathusius Pipistrelle Project. There was an ecstatic reaction when this beast fell into our harp trap
She was not best pleased to be caught and wriggled a ot – as this photo shows.
But we forgave her everything but she was a Leisler’s bat. This is the first time we have ever caught a Leisler’s in the county. We have thought that we have heard Leisler’s in the past, but they are very difficult to distinguish them from Noctule if you listen to the sonograms
Once she had settled down, Bob managed to get some better photos of her
Leisler’s bat. Photo Bob Cornes
We are over the moon – even if I have to writer a new page for the bats in Bedfordshire Section of the website