Wednesday, April 05, 2006


I've just come from a evening looking for bats in Ladywood! No, really. Ladywood Green Watch had organised a evening of bat finding with Ray Dutton from the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group (

We started by using a little black box that picks up a bat's sonar. No luck there I'm afraid - it was a bit cold which meant no insects, which meant no bats.

Against all odds, we found a Pipistrelle roosting high up in some wood panelling on the side of Ladywood Arts & Leisure Centre. I wanted to take a photo of it and put it on here, but apparently it's illegal to photograph bats without a licence (!).

Not my normal night on the campaign trail, but a worthwhile one nonetheless!

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