Bat Box Survey

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Today Matt, Mike and John set off to complete our annual bat box survey. We have 53 bat boxes situated around the reserve and this is an essential job to help us monitor the health of our bat populations.  We carefully check to see if there are any bats inhabiting our boxes or if there have been signs of use since the last survey.

The survey showed encouraging results with six boxes occupied by bats at the time of the survey and many more with bat droppings in them.

We also recorded if the boxes had been used by any of Foxgloves other residents with wasps and bird nests found. We would like to thank Mike and John for their help today.

We would also like to thank everyone who sponsors one of our bat boxes through our Adopt-A-Box scheme.


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