What Do Bats Do in the Winter

What do bats do in winter?

For the next three or four months, British bats will be in hibernation. Void dwelling bats such as greater and lesser horseshoe bats are often found hibernating in significant numbers in underground sites such as tunnels, mines, caves and cellars, whilst crevice dwelling bats also hibernate in underground sites, as well as trees, cavity walls and other areas in large buildings.

A preliminary bat roost assessment can be conducted all year round and will help to determine if a structure or building is likely to provide suitable hibernation conditions. Now is the time to undertake these surveys, which should be completed by the end of February to reliably assess the number of bats using a hibernation roost.

Richard Green Ecology staff are licensed to undertake bat hibernation surveys and are confined space access trained.

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