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Bats

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Common Pipistrelle
 Pipistrellus_pipistrellus 

The Pipistrelle is the smallest and most common bat found in Britain - it weighs less than a 2 pence coin. 

Bat Spotting 

Did you know there are up to 5 different species of bat living in the forest? You can see them flitting around after dusk in the summer months, especially close to the river. 

Want to hear the sounds a bat makes?

Click here to download and hear an audio clip of 4 Pipistrelles just after they emerged for the evening, foraging for food over the river  and among the trees along the river edge during the a hot spell of weather 

Audio: Jerry Sorfleet

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Daubenton's Bat
Myotis daubentonii

You will notice these bats skimming over the surface of the river


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Noctual
 Nyctalus noctula
Britain's largest bat and usually the first to fly in the evening.

Useful Links

Find out more about bats at these websites: