Don’t Blame Bats

A new campaign called #DontBlameBats has been launched to dispel widespread unfounded fears and myths about bats which are threatening conservation during the pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gilj-fd77Ew Javier Juste Ballesta, IUCN Bat Specialist Group of Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) said for The Conversation: “Bats are mistakenly blamed for causing the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the current coronavirus only ever …

James Shipman: The Village Goes Batty

July 2020Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of running two social distance bat walks for a few members of Great Shefford. One was in beautiful weather and the other was in terrible weather. However both were extremely successful and hopefully after Covid-19 I will be able to run a walk for many …