All posts tagged: bats

Pipistrelle bat colony largest in the UK

The largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats in the UK has been recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Sixty-one pipistrelle bats were found in stone crevices and in the arches of a balcony at the hall earlier this year, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits. Ecologists had believed that the pipistrelle prefers […]

Go batty for bats in your back garden

The Wildlife Trusts is encouraging us to get closer to bats and understand more about these fascinating little mammals.  They suggest many ways to help them thrive, including going batty in your back garden. There are lots of little things that we can do that have a big impact on bats, from planting night-scented flowers […]

Gatwick goes wild this half term

A project has been set up by Gatwick Airport and the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership to highlight the wide variety of animals and plants living happily by the side of one of Europe’s busiest airfields. ‘Gatwick Goes Wild’ will see a special week long programme of events designed to bring staff, passengers and nearby residents closer […]

Bat conservation week at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park have been busy hosting a dedicated conservation week to raise awareness and funds for bats. Protect Bats Week, in association with the Bat Conservation Trust, runs until Sunday 14th May and aims to inform guests about the amazing world of bats, and what species can be found in the U.K. A variety […]

New orchard map helps conservation and wildlife work

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work – an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at www.ptes.org/community-orchards. PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work […]