BATS AT THE DOVECOTE
Updated August 2023
There has been evidence of bats in the Dovecote Museum for several years. Having found a dead one indoors in July 2023 we contacted the Nottinghamshire Bat Group who carried out a survey. A group of Dovecote volunteers had a fascinating evening discovering more about our bats. John (the bat man) filmed the bats in both rooms upstairs as well as outside.
As a result of the survey, we know that there are two bat species in residence. Further information can be found on these links:
COMMON PIPISTRELLE BATS:
BROWN LONG EARED BATS:
SOPRANO PIPISTRELLE BATS were caught on the infrared camera flying outside the building: