The local summer bat survey took place on 23 June and we didn't see very many species, but it was an enjoyable day out in the field (with convivial lunch provided by Jean-Claude once again).
Count with the local history association
Friday 23 June 2017
1. Cingé -- the Lesser Horseshoes are in the latrines and the cellar.
3 juveniles (still nursing)
Natacha, Valentin, Axelle -- League for the Protection of Birds (LPO)
Virginie -- representing two bat groups and the LPO
Melanie and Coline -- Claise Living Heritage in the Touraine.
Dominique, Jean-Claude, Susan -- local history association.
1 Greater Mouse-eared in the stairwell.
2. The Doucet's cave in Preuilly
-- nothing -- wet.
2a. LPO La Guerche
Water flows down the cave walls.
Despite how hot and dry it was outside, inside the Doucet's cave (a former limestone quarry) it was positively dripping. Water is percolating through the ceiling and forming stalactites and staining (the yellow colour will be iron brought by the water). I assume all this water is still working its way through the geology after the floods twelve months ago.
Local vermouth maturing.