Found this beast dead on the A46 today, more polecat than ferret…
Installing an A-Frame barn owl box in a Scot’s Pine near Coleby, Lincolnshire on 06.02.2015
Spent the morning putting up four new barn owl (a-frame style) boxes. The use of a teleporter made for safe and light work.
How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot – an astonishing tale of ecological restoration. By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 20th January 2015 – See http://www.monbiot.com/2015/01/30/peak-squirrel/
16th February 2015 – 8pm, Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle. Social meeting with short talk by Celia Commowick – bats and roads: the effectiveness of mitigation
9th March 2015 – 8pm, Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle. AGM
For more details see http://lincsbatgroup.co.uk/meetings.html
A church forced to suspend services because of damage caused by bats has held its first bat-free carol service for 15 years. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-30513035.
The Bat Habitats Regulation Bill sponsored by Christopher Chope MP had its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 16thof January 2015. A full transcript of the reading can be found HERE. The reading will continue this coming Friday (23rd of January 2015). We are urging everyone who cares about bats to email their MPs urgently. We have prepared some suggested text (AVAILABLE HERE) and you can find out your MP’s email address here (please include your address when you contact your MP so that they know you are a constituent).
For full details see here.
Spent today checking barn owl boxes on mid-Lincs. This box was used for a second brood last year but was empty today. Lots of fresh pellets on the floor of the barn, but no owls present.