Sunday, 20 December 2009


Beautiful sculpture but the image seems to play on the idea that bats are unclean. Kate D MacDowell

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Bat moments

Memorable bat moments are not just huge numbers of bats or seeing rare species. One of my best bat experiences this year was sitting by a tarn just after sunset, watching Daubenton’s clearly visible gaffing insects from the surface of the water in the still pink light. What made it more enjoyable was having fellow bat enthusiasts to share the moment with.  SP.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Boat sail - bat wing

Found this site, Transition Rig, ages ago.

Not poetry corner

I'm not goint to start posting my poetry here on a regular basis but I wrote this a few months ago and don't know what else to do with it.  No title but I think that you will guess what it's about.

Whilst some fear you
For your black coat, and your silent hunting
I fear that one day, you won't be there

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Are bats sensitive to sound disturbance?

As we all know, bats are very sensitive to noise disturbance, particularly when in a maternity roost. Imagine my surprise then, to find a pipistrelle maternity roost right behind the speakers at an outward bounds centre games room. They could clearly be seen and the droppings were spilling onto the seats underneath. The speakers were used weekly for the groups’ disco.  SP.