Steps to boost Cumbria forest bat numbers

Image caption A number of species of bats live in the forest

Artificial roosts have been set up to boost the bat population in a Cumbrian forest.

The Forestry Commission said there was a lack of suitable sites in Grizedale Forest, in the Lake District.

A variety of different box designs have been used to encourage different species.

They include two above a woodfuel burner, where it is hoped the warmth will attract bats.

Lighting around the visitor centre has been modified so it will not disturb the bats.

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