January Hibernation Surveys

Photo Gill Clough

These once again proved fascinating with 191 bats found

The results were much as last year. The only  exception was that we fond far fewer barbastelles. This was not a cause for concern as barbs are the only bat that seem influenced by outside temperature. We only get high number is really prolonged freezing conditions

Photo Andy Symes

Photo Gwen Hitchcock

As usual we found no pipistrelles

We were delighted that one of the purpose built hibenacula had a record number of bats – 19 in all

We also found some other species who had taken refuge

Cave Spider by Andy Symes

 

Toad Sara Miller

Moth Sara Miller

 

 

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