Bat Week!

Happy Halloween and Bat Week! Say hello to the Brown Long-Eared Bat

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They have extra big ears with amazing hearing that can hear a ladybird shifting on a leaf! When they sleep they curl their ears back or tuck them under their wings.

They live in the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man and most of Europe. They eat a diet of insects, moths, beetles, flies, earwigs and spiders.
In the summer they roost in old buildings, barns, churches and trees. In the winter they roost in caves, tunnels and sometimes trees and buildings.

For more bat info and bat love visit -

Bat Conservation Trust - British charity dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats in the UK. Supports over 100 local bat groups and 6,000 members and works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects so bats and humans can thrive together.

Bat Conservation International - Conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. Dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1,300+ species of bats and their habitats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist.

Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation - Mission is to inspire bat conservation worldwide, and takes many beautiful photographs of bats. No group of mammals has been more misunderstood, needlessly feared or intensely persecuted.  Relying on a powerful combination of science, field knowledge and photography, MTBC is helping save millions of bats, protecting public health, economies and worldwide ecosystems by teaching people to live harmoniously with bats.

Bat Week - Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week is organised by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organisations and government departments.

If you live in the UK you can find your Local Bat Group here :)