This tiny Long eared bat came to us yesterday after being found on a staircase not moving. Thankfully after some critical care solution and a night at the sanctuary it is feeling much better this morning and we will aim to release it later today.
Brown long eared bats are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 and like all UK bats are nocturnal, only coming out at night to feed on midges, moths and other flying insects. They have an incredible sense of direction thanks to their huge ears, which they use to their hunt prey. Brown long-eared bats roost in holes in trees and old buildings, and feed in parks, gardens and woodland. In the summer, females form maternity colonies and have just a single pup each. They will then hibernate over winter from November to April. Such fascinating creatures!