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Protecting and monitoring Scotland's bat hibernacula
This article was first published in the April 2015 edition of Recorder News,  the magazine of BRISC - Biological Recording in Scotland ( ) As a bat specialist I am regularly asked why bats are protected
when they seem to be quite common. To...

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The new generation of unattended bat detectors
It's been a little while since I wrote a blog post, which has irritated me as I have a host of subjects I want to write about, but so little time to do it. However, the inevitable bat worker calendar effect has happened and I am looking out of the window at...

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A very unfortunate hat-trick
For those outside the UK and a handful of Commonwealth countries I should explain that the term hat trick is derived from cricket, a game inexplicable to anyone who doesn't love it. A hat trick occurs when a bowler takes three wickets in succession, an unus...

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"Are heterodyne bat detectors crap?"
One of the interesting things about writing this blog is that the imps who run these things (any Terry Pratchett fan can tell you that all technology is actually run by tiny imps, who are usually very efficient, but can develop "attitude problems") generate...
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