Text and photos by Hazel Makepeace – workshop held on 30th January 2020 in the NHSN Council Room. Who thought looking at bat poo could be so much fun! As a follow on to the ‘Who’s Poo is That?’ workshop and after attending a kick sampling event in the River Coquet, where larvae and nymphs … Read more What’s in that poo?
Written by Tina Wiffen; Photo credits: Emily Marin, Tina Wiffen This month we managed to survey all the sites on one day with volunteers from Northumberland, Cumberland and Durham bat groups, it’s good to work with members of different groups and share skills and biscuits.This season has been great for finding bats. We recorded 12 … Read more NBMP Hibernation Survey January 2020
Text by: Tina Wiffen; Photo credits: Helen McDonald, Will Walton and Tina Wiffen The surveys took place over two days to ensure all the sites were covered at least once. I think the first day was the windiest day I have ever been up there trying to get to the top adit! The first survey … Read more NBMP hibernation surveys December 2019
Over the last few months, the old NBG website has been having a few problems, most of which have been caused by the website host – Moonfruit. They use flash player to run their hosted websites, but unfortunately flash is not really widely used by anyone else. Even Google are going to cease to support … Read more Setting up a new website
As a member of Northumberland Bat Group, I thought I would write a short blog about the work that I have been doing abroad, regarding bats. I learned my core skills as a member of NBG, so it is great that I can now work abroad, with “in country specialists” and undertake bat work with … Read more Sri Lanka – Bat Paradise!
Written by Hazel Makepeace and Graeme Smart; video footage by Graeme Smart. Members of Northumberland Bat Group spent much of the weekend of 26th to 28th April helping to collect bat records as part of the City Nature Challenge, an international citizen science event designed to engage people in documenting nature to better understand urban biodiversity and … Read more City Nature Challenge – A weekend of bats!
AGM and Talk by John Haddow 14th March 2019. The AGM took place at 6pm before the 7pm talk, the minutes are available in the members area of this website. So on with the talk, by John Haddow about the Scottish Leisler’s project. The talk was presented at the Hancock museum, (arranged by Hazel Makepeace) … Read more Scottish Leisler’s Bat Project
Thank you to Tina Wiffen for the update and to Will Walton for the photographs. The last set of NBMP (National Bat Monitoring Programme) hibernation surveys for this season took place on Sat 23rd Feb. We had a full team, with people from four bat groups, and we managed to cover all eleven adits in … Read more NBNP Hibernation Survey Update
The February/March issue of the Northumbrian magazine features a lovely article, written by Anthony Toole, who attended two harp trapping sessions with Northumberland Bat Group. He came to Bolam Lake and to Gosforth Park, where he watched the trapping session in progress. Do give the article a read, it can be found HERE! There are some lovely … Read more Northumbrian Magazine goes batty!