Bat Walk 2017

On 5 July 2017, 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 a rescued bat so 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.

Rescued Bat (photo Dave Rickers)

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