Awareness and consideration of ecology is required for effective tree management, particularly in case of bats. Here are 6 facts about bats.
There are 17 species of bat native to the United Kingdom and they all rely on trees for either roost sites or food sources.
The most common bat species in the UK are the Pipistrelle spp. You can fit 100 Pipistrelle bats into a 1 pint milk bottle (calculated via mathematical formula not empirical research!)
Contrary to common belief bats are not blind; they actually have very good eyesight.
All bats and bat roosts are protected by law. Disturbance of a bat or bat roost carries a fine of £5000 per bat and could incur a 6 month prison sentence.
Bats in the UK can live for up to 60 years, and they make up 30% of Britain’s mammal population.
Bats are protected due to their serious decline in recent years, attributed predominantly to a loss of their habitat.
Watch live images from inside a roost of common pipistrelle bats at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall
Image Credits: bflyguys , Isaraguide , Deangeliaz and Citress respectively.
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