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  • Successful bat release

    Successful bat release

    Tonight saw the successful release of a bat (named Bryany), a little soprano pipistrelle, who was found by members of the public. They contacted the Bat Group and one of our members picked her... Continue reading

  • EchoLocation Location project update

    EchoLocation Location project update

    Our Heritage Lottery funded Echolocation Location project is well on it’s was to meet our minimum recording target of 80% of the tetrads (2km x 2 km squares) in Nottinghamshire.  With some... Continue reading

  • Serotine back in Notts?

    Serotine back in Notts?

    The serotine Eptesicus serotinus is one of the UK’s largest bat species. They mainly roost in buildings, particularly old buildings, and are rarely found in trees. They mainly eat flies, moths,... Continue reading

  • Nathusius’ Project update

    Nathusius’ Project update

    We’ve had another great year with the BCT Nathusius’ pipistrelle project.  Lots of bats caught and recorded including several recaptures from previous years.  A full update can be downloaded from our... Continue reading

  • Another new barbastelle record

    Another new barbastelle record

    The status of the barbastelle bat is rapidly changing in the county and is being recorded at many new locations.  Many of the new discoveries are being made by our... Continue reading

  • Bat walk at Daneshill Lakes

    Bat walk at Daneshill Lakes

    We led a bat walk at Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve as part of our Echolocation Location project of Friday 16th September.  The reserve is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and... Continue reading

  • New bat species for the City of Nottingham

    New bat species for the City of Nottingham

    Bat Group member Amelia Reddish had a big surprise when she went to collect a bat that had been found on the outside wall of a care home close to... Continue reading

  • A bat surveyors tale

    A bat surveyors tale

    Bat trapping and radio tracking is hard work but as our previous news posting reports we are having some real success in finding out more about the status of the... Continue reading

  • Barbastelle project success

    Barbastelle project success

    The Barbastelle bat is Nottinghamshire’s rarest bat species and as part of our Heritage Lottery funded EchoLocation Location project we have been using specialist techniques to find out more about... Continue reading

  • Clumber Park Bat Walk

    Clumber Park Bat Walk

    Lorna Griffiths and Michael Walker from the group led a bat walk at Clumber Park on Saturday 23rd July which was well attended by both people and bats!  After an introductory... Continue reading