Welsh bat news


In Wales, there is not just news about birds.

Also about other flying animals.

Grey long-eared bat, photo R.Crompton, Wildwood Ecology Ltd.

From the BBC:

Have you seen this bat? Grey long-eared bats have been discovered in Wales for the first time by researchers. Previously the bats were only known to live in limited locations in southern England, but DNA analysis of droppings in Pembrokeshire has confirmed that they have made a new home there. Scientists at the University of Bristol looked for evidence of the bats after research showed that the area was a suitable habitat. “It totally changes what we know about the distribution and potentially [the] population size of this species,” said researcher Orly Razgour. The species is known to be very secretive and the team, which so far has seen only bat droppings rather than the bats themselves, are now carrying out further tests to validate their discovery.

New sighting of rare UK Priority Bee Species Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis) has created a buzz at Carmel National Nature Reserve (NNR), Carmarthenshire. June 2012. A joint project of The Grasslands Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has resulted in an exciting discovery of the rare Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis), a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species, at Carmel National Nature Reserve: here.

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