Search for bats in Lichfield District is a success

A bat in flight. Pic: Steve Brace

A bat in flight. Pic: Steve Brace

A bat survey event organised by Lichfield District Council’s countryside team has been hailed a success.

Ten people came along to the bat watching and detecting evening, which was moved to the new location of Chasewater Country Park.

The group spotted lots of bats, and recorded a whole range of species using a special bat detector. These included: Noctules, Daubentons, Common Pipistrelles, Soprano Pipestrelles and Brown Long-Eared bats.

The event was organised in partnership with North Lichfield Initiative and the South East Staffordshire Bat Group.  

Justine Lloyd, Countryside Officer for Lichfield District Council, said:

“The group worked really well together, and recorded more bats than we expected. This is really encouraging as the district’s bat population is obviously thriving. I’d like to thank everyone who came along and helped us – their hard work has given us a good picture of our nocturnal friends.”

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