WHERE TO SEE BATS
During a mild November, bats are still active but the best time to see them is between May and September.
Threave Bat Reserve, Dumfries This specialist bat reserve has a great mix of habitats including woods, meadows and wetland. Look out for whiskered, brown long-eared and noctule bats.
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales There are regular bat walks across the estate, with bats such as the common pipistrelle and Daubenton’s taking advantage of the limestone caves as well as old buildings.
Browne’s Folly, Somerset 12 species of bat have been recorded at this Wildlife Trust reserve, including the greater horseshoe, which roosts in the labyrinth of underground mine shafts.
Gwaith Powdwr, Gwynedd Once the largest explosive works in Europe, the site is now a Wildlife Trust reserve where old buildings and woodland are home to another rare bat, the lesser horseshoe.