Practical tasks

Like to get your hands dirty? Then join our practical habitat management tasks to help bats.

If you want to get some fresh air and exercise in an outdoor setting, whilst meeting some like-minded people and learning new skills, come along to a volunteer event. Practical tasks improve feeding opportunities for bats by creating a richer habitat which can in turn supporting a wide variety of insects. A network of hedgerows, woodlands and meadows allowing them to navigate through the countryside as well as being ideal places for insects to live.

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• Hedgelaying is a great way of managing hedges as it creates a nice bushy habitat, giving shelter from the wind for lots of insect prey for bats.

• Scrub clearance allows grassland to flourish. The more species in the grassland, the richer the habitat will be for supporting a wide variety of insects.

• Planting trees and hedgerows provides perches for greater horseshoes whilst hunting, allowing them to navigate through the countryside as well as being ideal places for insects to live.

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