Archive: 2019

  • Wildlife Trust members learn about bats

    On 18th May 2019, two volunteers from the Group delivered six hours of training to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust members who had signed up to learn all about bats.

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  • Making new homes for bats

    Seven volunteers from the Group got together at Calke Abbey earlier this month to make some new bat boxes using various bits of wood leftover from timber works on the...

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  • Moor Bats

    Derbyshire Bat Group has embarked on a programme of joint monitoring with Moors for the Future Partnership (MFTFP) for the 2019 bat activity season.

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  • Nathusius' Project begins for 2019

    The National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project licence was received from the Bat Conservation Trust on April 18th which was just in time for the groups first scheduled trapping survey at Melbourne...

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  • Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project

    With the 2019 Nathusius' Pipistrelle survey season fast approaching, it seems like a good time to recap lasts years results.

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  • Largest BLE Roost Spring-Cleaned

    The largest-known brown long-eared bat roost that is counted as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme is located in Derbyshire.

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  • Carsington Ice House & Bat Box Check

    We've had a bat box scheme at Carsington for 23 years and this year 17% of the boxes had bats in at the time of the survey 15 noctules 2 pipistrelle sp....

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  • Bincliff Mines Hibernation Survey

    On Sunday 10th February 2019 we joined forces with Staffordshire Bat Group to undertake the annual hibernation survey of the Bincliff Mines in the Manifold Valley.

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  • Markeaton Bat Box Check

    Members of the Group checked the bat box scheme at Markeaton Park on Sunday 10th February.

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  • White Peak Caves Survey

    On a damp Saturday 26th January 2019, seven volunteers from Staffordshire and Derbyshire Bat Groups joined forces to undertake the annual hibernation survey of four underground caves owned by the...

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