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Help!
We're in need of new volunteers. If you want to help us care for the bats, do some DIY work on the flights, work on the admin, help us at events... we have a place for you! It's been our busiest year ever this year and we're a small group stretched to the limits now. We'd love to hear from you if you live in Dorset and think you might be able to help us out next year. Whether you can spare a single day next year, an hour once a month, a day a week or anything in between, please get in contact. You can email us at edbrr.bats@gmail.com or call us on 07746 743221.






 SUMMARY OF BATS FOR 2013
 
Bat species
Number admitted
SP pipistrelle
4
Common pipistrelle
43
Soprano pipistrelle
41
Nathusius pipistrelle
5
Brown long-eared
12
Grey long-eared
1
Whiskered 2
Serotine 15
Barbastelle 1
Natterers
1
Daubentons 2
Total: 127

21% Pups/Juveniles
49% Cat attacked
35% Released back to wild in 2013
14% Retained in captivity, hopeful of release in 2014




SUMMARY OF BATS FOR 2012

Bat species
Number admitted
Common pipistrelle
40
Soprano pipistrelle
45
Nathusius pipistrelle
1
Brown long-eared
17
Grey long-eared
3
Bechstein
3
Whiskered
5
Serotine
8
Noctule
2
Natterers
1
Brandts
1
SP pipistrelle
3
Total
129


44% Pups/Juveniles

43% Cat attacked

43% Released back into wild in 2012





10th November 2011

We had a total of 21 bat pups in this year which

was due to the poor weather conditions for bats this summer.

So far we have had over 50 bats through. Currently

there are still 10 bats in rehabilitation due to the nature of their injuries

they will mostly now not be ready for release until the spring. Even though we

keep the bats warm they naturally shut down for the winter and stop healing.

Come March we find they will rapidly heal up again and be released before the

summer of 2012. These bats are mostly cat attacks with huge tears in their wings

which have ceased healing from the beginning of October. We have never had to

over winter so many bats, however their prognosis is good for being back out in

the wild next summer.






 

















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