Bechstein's bat facts
The Bechstein`s bat is a rare tree-dwelling bat, mostly associated with old growth broadleaved woodland. A few individuals are found in underground sites during hibernation, but it is likely that most individuals roost in trees all year.
- The most recent population estimates are of around 1500 individuals with overall population trends unknown in the UK.
- It feeds on invertebrates including spiders and resting day-flying insects which are picked from branches and leaves.
- Head and Body length: 4.3cm-5.3cm
- Wing span: 25cm-30cm
- Found in Southern England and possibly parts of South Wales