What is a Bat?

In the UK we have 18 different species of bat, but in total there are approximately 1,400 spread worldwide. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, making them runners up only to rodents when it comes to habitat diversity and number of species.
But what is a bat and why are they so special?

Grey long- eared Bat. Image taken by Dale Sutton
Continue reading “What is a Bat?”