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Bat Week

In light of Endangered Species Day, we're celebrating everything bat with Merseyside Bat Group's bat expert Charlie Liggett, filmmaker and director Tanguy Stoecklé and more bat spotting activities!

Bats often get given a spooky rep, but their ecological importance suggests we should be doing more to help them. Join us for another week exploring The Living Planet - this time we’re delving into the world of bats!

At dusk, bats are fascinating creatures to watch and in the UK can be a very welcome visitor to our gardens and parks. But as buildings are disturbed, old trees are pulled down and former quarries are filled in, bats are losing their natural homes and some species are becoming rarer.

Take a look at the special events that took place during Bat Week!



Join us on Thursday 14 May for a watch party of documentary film Une vie de Grand Rhinolophe (2014), directed by Tanguy Stoecklé and discover through the lens the fascinating lifespan of bats.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A blog post with Stoecklé, so you can find out more about filmmaking with bats.

Click here to watch the film

Read the blog Q&A here


Get to know more about your bat neighbours and how to conserve roost sites by tuning in on Friday 15 May for a special LightNight at Home event, where we will be joined by Merseyside and West Lancashire Bat Group expert Charlie Liggett for an All About Bats Q&A!

You can watch the video Q&A here and uncover the myths about the world’s only flying mammal.

Brown long eared on log Hugh Clark Bat Conservation Trust