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Pipistrelle – Bat Report

Spent a few enjoyable hours recording bat calls last night – here’s a report on some of our insect eating friends, including some recordings to listen to:  Date: 3rd August 2010  Sunset: 9:05pm  Duration: 9:00pm to 12:10am  Location: Foel Friog   Weather: 100% Overcast, quite a dark night; 14degC; occasional...

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“Brock” The Eurasian Badger (Meles meles)

The Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) is a shy nocturnal mammal; it is a member of the family Mustelidae. They are opportunistic omnivores who manage to survive on what their environment offers them; more on that later, here’s a picture:    Click image for a larger view … Adult badgers...

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Squirrel Nutkin returns

The local squirrels are in fine and mischievous fettle this spring. The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) can breed twice per year, with the first mating season beginning in spring. After mating the female will drive the male out of her chosen tree, where she will give birth about 6...

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