Time for bats

so I have been really busy at work and not had much time to write and with the bat season really kicking in it’s been evenings of Bat Walks, Trapping surveys, and now a couple of bat rescues. The first rescue was to a common pipistrelle that had been attacked by a cat. This bat had been very damaged and sadly had to be taken to the vets as it was in a very poor state. The second bat was to a male common pipistrelle that was grounded in a factory doorway. It was very dehydrated and hungry and would not fly. I have fed him up on mealworms and he is getting stronger by the day. He is starting to excersize his wings last night and is really eating well. I am hoping he is flying by the weekend and that he can then be released where he was found.



Bats, Derbyshire, Family, Wildlife

Bat worker training

So for the past few weeks I have been doing bat box surveys with the Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group (link here) and getting more involved with the group. As such I am looking to do the bat worker training so I can work towards bat care. I have started to read the bat worker handBook and today I go for my first rabies vaccine jab. There are 3 of these to have over the next month or so!

So far the bats I have seen are both pipistrelle, the common pipistrelle and the soprano pipistrelle. The Noctule and the Leisler’s. Pervious pictures of them have been posted here but for more pictures check our the ones on the DBCG webpage. Next event will be at carsington water where in the past I have been sailing with my day and where Cory and I first got interested in bats when the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust held a bat safari.