We are delighted to have been awarded £424 from Derbyshire County Council's Green Action Award scheme. This money has been used to purchase more bat boxes which have been installed in Cote Close Bird Sanctuary in conjunction with Derby Bat Conservation Group. The group have helped us to examine our exisiting boxes. We are delighted to have found evidence of roosting by Brown Long Eared Bats, Myotis bats and Soprano Pipistrelle bats.
Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group have recently recorded a sighting of a Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat here in Findern. This record is exciting because it is only the 13th record for the whole of Derbyshire…ever! The Nathusius’ is one of Britain’s rarer species with only a handful of records across the UK each year……to date approximately only 850 UK records exist!
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