bat surveys

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 10/12/2012

The UK experienced the wettest summer for 100 years, with recent flooding affecting the whole country. The wet weather has led to poor foraging conditions for a range of species, particularly bats. Bats forage on invertebrates and usually require dry conditions to leave the roost to forage during the summer months. High rainfall reduces invertebrate activity, and therefore limits foraging opportunities for bats.

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 31/10/2011

Halloween is here and it seems that bats are everywhere, but most of those not made of plastic are likely to be finding places to get safely tucked up for the winter; hibernating in buildings, caves and trees across the country. And our hard-working ecologists can take a well earned breather; many long evenings and (very) early mornings of bat surveys are over for another year!