Sarah Butcher, chair of Devon Bat Group, answers our questions about joining a bat group…Continue reading “What is a bat group and why should I join?”
What happens when bats need our help? We had a chat with Amber, a registered bat carer, to give us an insight into the amazing work she is doing with the Bat Conservation Trust!Continue reading “Bat Rescue: An interview with Amber”
So, we have learnt in previous posts about how Bats use echolocation and why is it so important. To follow on from this read on to discover which other animals use echolocation and how this incredible skill has diversified through the animal kingdom…Continue reading “Echolocation: Expanded”
Although bats use their eyes to see during the day, they hunt in darkness. How do they navigate without light?Continue reading “What is Echolocation?”
The Greater Mouse-eared Bat is the largest British bat species with broad wings, a body length of up to 8cm and over 30g in weight. They are sandy above with a contrasting white belly, a pink face and large mouse-like ears.Continue reading “Britain’s rarest: The Greater mouse-eared 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?