Bats and Hibernation

There are approximately 17 species of bat in Britain; two belonging to the Rhinolophid family (the horseshoe bats) and the other 15 (or so) belonging to the Vespertilionidae family (or vesper bats meaning ‘evening’).  Some other species may be resident here at very...

Eye Spy an Otter

Whilst our ecologists were carrying out a survey for great crested newt earlier in the week, they were lucky enough to spot an otter! This species is instantly recognisable given its brown coat, flattened head and thick tapering tail. Unfortunately its appearance was...