A talk looking at past and present studies of the effect of lighting on bats, as well as the problems lighting causes to insect prey

  • 26 Nov 2015
  • Tankerton

Bats and Lighting Talk with Alison Fure

A talk looking at past and present studies of the effect of lighting on bats, as well as the problems lighting causes to insect prey.

Some local and European solutions will be discussed.

Kent Bat Group

Thirteen of the eighteen species of British bat have been recorded in Kent (a Natterer’s and a Leislers are shown above). This includes a new species, the Alcathoe bat, added in 2010. For information on all the species of bat found in Britain, visit the Bat Conservation Trust web site.  One of the most important species found in Kent is the Serotine bat.   This bat is restricted to southern England.

Do you live in Kent?

If so it is really important that you tell the Kent Bat Group if you have bats in your area. They need accurate records of bats in Kent to help work for their conservation.   If you see bats around your area, or have them roosting in your house, please let them know by sending them an e-mail.   Please include the following information:

  • your name & e-mail address
  • which species of bat you see. If you don’t know give an indication of size e.g. size of a sparrow or size of a blackbird.
  • how many you saw
  • where you saw it/them (please give a grid reference if possible,or full address with post code, if known)
  • when you saw it/them (date)

For more information contact the Kent Bat Group at info@kentbatgroup.org.uk

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