Bat Box Building Event

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As part of the World Bat Day, Kings Dyke Nature Reserve hosted its own bat box building event, which was one of hundreds of similar events across the world. The world target for the day was to build 5,000 new bat boxes to provide valuable roosting places for bats, which are in severe decline at the moment.

The event also provided a great opportunity to help increase the numbers of bats using the reserve.  Recorded bat species to date include; common and soprano pipsitrelle, noctule, Daubenton’s and brown long eared.

With the help of many fantastic volunteers we managed to building an impressive 45 boxes in half a day. The gallery includes some snapshots of the event!