Bat Evening 2017

Wednesday 05 July 2017 – Bat Evening

Rescued Bat

Image provided by Dave Rickers

Once again we were fortunate to have Dr. Jon Russ, an ecologist and member of Warwickshire Bat Group to guide us in finding the bats present in Abbey Fields. He brought with him a rescued bat so that we could see one close up. Old Wives’ tales would have us believe that bats are unpleasant dangerous creatures whose only role in life is to fill the pages of gothic horror novels. In fact they are very useful to us as they eat many, many insects such as mosquitoes and other, to us, unpleasant bugs.