Welcome to the Bernwood Forest Bechstein's Project Blog! Following the discovery of breeding Bechstein's in Buckinghamshire during a National Bat Conservation Trust survey, this subsequent project was conceived by Chris Damant, Jo Hodgkins and Toby Thorne to follow up and find out more. See below for updates on the blog and follow our Twitter feed @bechsteins.

All work is conducted under license from Natural England. All British Bats are protected by law.

The Bernwood Forest Bechstein's Project is a project of the North Bucks Bat Group.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

...and another one!

Our press release of yesterday is already out of date, with the first check of the traps on last night's survey revealing another Bechstein's!

The wood is in the core area of the survey but not one we had visited before, so this is a new dot on the map as well as another bat. Following the initial excitement we also caught several brown long eared bats, a Natterer's and a Whiskered bat - not a bad haul.

The latest Bechstein's

The weather followed the forecast almost perfectly and the rain only became significant at 1am as we were leaving. We also had time to play with our twitter feed, which we have set up so we can update it from the field. It appears on the top right of the blog page if you want to check it out.

All in, another good night - will we ever stop finding them?

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