Bat box checks


On Friday morning Jeremy and I joined Steve at Moor Green Lakes for the annual bat box checks. It was a beautiful sunny day which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were lucky enough to see common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and two Daubenton’s. In total we recorded 9 bats which Steve identified and sexed.


In the afternoon we headed to check some new bat boxes put up earlier this year at Wharf Copse (Wellesley woodlands). Unfortunately no bats had moved into their new boxes which was no surprise to Steve as they do have to learn to recognise and get into new boxes.

Assistant Ranger Charlotte


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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