Act for bats!

Act for bats!

While bats can be found in both rural and urban settings, most of us are unaware of them and why they need our help to survive. 

The Wildlife Trusts, the Bat Conservation Trust and the RHS have joined forces to launch a competition to identify the best insect-friendly plant display in the country – for the benefit of bats.

The ‘Plant a Bat Feast!’ competition, which runs until November 6, heralds the start of a campaign to improve the fortunes of the UK’s bats. Bats need insects, so gardeners are being urged to consider them when making planting choices. The competition is easy to enter: simply choose a range of insect-friendly plants, watch them grow and submit a photo!

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While bats can be found in both rural and urban settings, most of us are unaware of them and why they need our help to survive. A new free downloadable booklet, ‘Stars of the Night’, offers advice on bat-friendly gardening, including:

  • Ideas for laying on a bat banquet in your garden, balcony or window-box
  • Details of which bats are most likely to visit your garden and how to listen for them
  • A seasonal guide to what bats are doing throughout the year
  • Advice on reducing outdoor lighting (floodlit gardens are detrimental to bats)

Go to http://www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/home/get-creative-for-bats to enter the photo competition, and download the bat gardening booklet at http://www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/Downloads/wag-stars-of-the-night.pdf

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