12 turned out for the first bat box check in Dalby and Cropton forests on Sat 22nd April. We were rewarded with a great variety and number of bats. Of the 90 good boxes checked a total of 80 bats were found. Five species were found – Common and Soprano pipistrelle, Daubenton’s, Natterer’s and Noctule. In addition a further 30 boxes were removed that either had no lids or were damaged and these will be repaired where possible during the summer. The rest of the boxes will be checked on 30th April.