different types of bat have been recorded in Norfolk in the
past 50 years.
nocturnal habits and hidden daytime roosting sites, coupled
with the fact that they spend almost half the year hibernating,
makes them a difficult group of animals to study.
Bat is thought to be our fourth most common species and
is very widely, if sparsely, distributed. They live in the summer
in cracks and joints in the timbers of old barns and churches
and occasionally in wells and house roofs.
In the winter
they hide away in sites such as chalk caves, tunnels, ice houses
and lime kilns.
Bat Group aims to increase our knowledge of these under-studied
and misunderstood animals.
is encouraged to help with this task by reporting any found
or seen, and helping the conservation of known roosting sites.
their roosts are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside
courtesy of the Norfolk Bat Group
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