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July 2011

Da na na na na... bat cam! bat cam!

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 26 July 2011
Lesser Horseshoe Bat - flying at the Tannery at night.
Lesser Horseshoe Bat - resting at the Tannery
Bat cam based in the Tannery Building at St.fagans.
A very blurry image of a young bat learning to fly. Look carefully, and you will see that its mother is holding onto it whilst it strengthens its wings. Come and see them for yourself!
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Come to see the St.fagans bat cam, where you can watch Lesser Horseshoe Bats and their babies. The camera is based in the Tannery buildings and can be viewed daily from April until October.

Better still, come along to one of our Explore Nature Activity Days when Hywel Couch will be at hand to answer questions on bats and birds. http://tinyurl.com/3uv8fyd

Or if you would prefer to get out after dark, book yourself a place on our family bat walk. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/whatson/?event_id=5029

Today, after installing some new Infra Red lighting to improve the image on the bat cam we were able to count 50 or so bats, 20 of which were babies born over the summer.

Last week, a team of bat experts attended a specialist course run by Wildwood Ecology. During the course they recorded 6 different types of bats living on site. Including: Lesser Horseshoe, Natterers, Serotine, Soprano pipistrelle, Brown Long Eared and the Daubenton's Bat.