Bat No. 3.

Bat No. 3.

Another call today re: a bat rescue.  A Pipistrelle pup was found crawling across a kitchen floor.  It appears she’d fallen through a tiny gap in the ceiling close to the boiler.  The lady of the house did all the right things: placed a folded soft cloth in a...
Mrs Peacock & Chicks

Mrs Peacock & Chicks

Mrs Peacock and her chicks. This was the view from my studio window on June 18th last year. What a difference a year makes. Sadly, I have no idea whether there are any chicks at the Larmer Tree Gardens this year as, for the past month, the lodge has been covered in...
Mosi ‘n’ Me

Mosi ‘n’ Me

Am really sorry to hear that dear Mosi has passed away. From 2006-2010 I was involved with the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. I had been invited by Denise Taylor, UKWCT Specialist Advisor and Prof. Marco Musiani from Calgary University, to illustrate two books concerned...
Flying Free

Flying Free

Lovely to see my 2nd rescued female Pipistrelle bat fly high and free tonight. Just over a week ago she was cat attacked, but thankfully didn’t receive any serious injuries and has progressed well. I returned her to the area in which she was found; she knew...
Brown Long-Eared Bat Survey

Brown Long-Eared Bat Survey

Am a bit concerned tonight, as it was my annual Brown Long-Eared bat roost count tonight and no bats appeared.  For nearly 20yrs we have had a Brown Long-eared bat maternity roost in our loft.  It used to be the third largest known colony in the South West.  The...
Box of Bats

Box of Bats

Couldn’t believe someone would do such a thing. In June, nine years ago, 50+ baby bats, plus a couple of mum bats were found by a dog walker, in a cardboard box in the middle of a field.The bats had obviously been ripped from the safety of their maternity roost...

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