Bats and Lighting design

Bats and Lighting design

From household extensions to greenfield residential development, where there is habitat suitable for bats there is a growing acknowledgement within planning authorities of the need to ensure that important areas for bats are protected from light pollution. Bats and...

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...