Nathusius and MOTUS Project

Update for Northumberland Bat Group relating to the Nathusius Pipistrelle project and the installation of a MOTUS station, to enable the tracking of tagged Nathusius Pipistrelles as they fly past. Further increasing our knowledge of this species.

Bat Identification

The first talk of the year (9th March) kicked off with a well presented talk on bat identification by Sam Talbot. She was supposed to have been co-hosting this talk, but for various reasons became the sole presenter. However Nic did make a mad dash from Macclesfield over the M62 in the snow, to arrive … Read more

Hibernation Surveys 2023

National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) Hibernation Surveys January and February 2023 After a Covid induced break, we have been back out surveying the lead mine adits for hibernating bats. A few of us did a recce in December to check on the status of the mines after such a long absence. We found five bats, … Read more

Bat Walk Review 2022

Belford Bat Walk 2022

Back in January of 2022, Northumberland Bat Group applied for funding to two funding sources: Environmental Records Information Centre (ERIC) North East – Small Grants Fund. Bat Conservation Trust – Partner Group Support Fund. The applications from NBG were submitted to gain funding so that we could buy eight new hand held bat detectors; to … Read more

Bat Hair – Microscopic Detail

On the 16th September 2022 NBG received an email via the bat group website, asking if we could provide a sample of bat hair. The email read: I appreciate that this is a very unusual email! I’m a PhD student working in the University of Leeds department of chemistry, and I’m particularly interested in how … Read more

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