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Grey long eared bat

Grey Long eared bat. This is a picture of a Grey long eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) I once had the pleasure of looking after for a short time when I was a member of Sheffield bat group. It’s one of the approx. sixteen species of bats found in the UK. I say approx because when

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Bats

For many years bats were much maligned creatures. Bats are the only mammal capable of true flight. Other mammals like the ‘flying squirrel’ are only able to glide but cannot sustain flight under their own power. For a long time little was known about the life of bats and they were shrouded in superstition and

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Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

If you see bats flying around your house or garden in the evening before it goes dark it is a good chance they are the most common species ‘Pipistrelles’.

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