Friday, 9 July 2010

Things to do in the next three weeks - we're not finished yet!

Hello everyone. Here's a few dates for your diaries and some other stuff hopefully of interest, so don't say I didn't tell you!

15th July. - this Thursday. I've planned a final visit to the Long Eared Roost at Comins Coch. I already have five names but if there is anyone who still has not been and would like to come, please let me know and I'll give you directions.
We need to be on site by 9:30.
(P.S Jon could we borrow the night imaging thingy again please?).

19th July. Last chance hotel at Cwm Rheidol. Be there by 9:00 please

21st July. (Wednesday) We have been invited by Richard Crompton to visit Cardigan Castle. This is open to those who have been active with the Group this summer - a bit of a treat for you all. I'll let you know nearer the time what will be involved but I should imagine we will need to leave Aber fairly early in the evening - it's a good run down to Cardigan from here.

27th July. (Tuesday) Emergence count at Dyfi Furnace.

For the future:- Wales Bat Workers Day 2010. Steve Lucas from BCT has pencilled in the 16th October this year. It will be held at the MRC in Llandrindod Wells and the agenda is yet to be formalised. For anyone interested in bats it's a occasion not to be missed. There are usually lots of varied work shops to attend and it gives you a chance to meet other batworkers from around Wales and beyond. There's usually someone who will bring their bats along too and often a chance to buy equipment. A very worthwhile day. There is a fee but for what you get it's worth it!

Some other stuff
Another good evening was spent at Cwm Rheidol, great to see all those new faces, thanks for coming along. 290 little bats popped out to play - I'm getting to know each and every one of them. Since I've been counting there for over 13 years it's quite possible that some of them know me too!

Staying in the rain at Tanybwlch on Tuesday night also had it's compensations I believe. I'm sorry I couldn't be there to see, what I am told, was quite an aerial display. Anyone want to say more?

That all for now folks!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Guys
    Just a quick thanks to those who came to help at Tanybwlch Mansion. We had excellent coverage, and the extra eyes mean we can have much greater confidence in our findings.
    It seems that only a few bats came out at dusk, with only one bat possibly returning at dawn. This suggests that it is unlikely to be a maternity roost as those bats would take every available minute of feeding.
    Hope to see some of you at Cardigan Castle!



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