Box Fresh

It's always a good day when you get to start a new project. Today I went out onto Brownhills Common with Ben and Scott to install 20 of our new bat boxes. The scheme is funded by Natural England through their Countryside Stewardship scheme, and through it we'll be installing another 30 boxes on the SSSI …

Home to Roost

I've recently been on an Advanced Bat Roost Survey course, which was brilliant, and has resulted in yet another shift in my vision. I recently blogged about how more time in the wild changes your relationship with the plants and animals around you - familiarity shifting your landscape vision. I love it on the rare …

Valley Girl

I've been spending a lot of time this year looking at the bats of what some of the locals call the Holbrook Valley in Walsall. (The Holbrook runs through the old Great Barr Hall estate, so the valley to the west of Barr Beacon and east of the Daw End Branch canal is the general …