Greater Horseshoe bat project

22nd April 2015
We were visited by Becki Lumbis (AONB), Helen Parr and Lucy Angus from Devon Wildlife Trust  'Greater Horseshoe bat project'. We had a great day making bats, hunting for bugs, taking part in quizzes, learning about hedgerows and trees and playing bat games. Please see our class pages for more photos.
 
Did you know that in the last 100 years, there has been a 98% decline in bats? Bats are now a protected species. We found out that bats eat moths and beetles. They like to hibernate in underground caves, in groups. The Greaterhorseshoe bat lives for upto 30 years. It weighs 14-34 g and has a wing span of 40cm.