The UK is home to 18 different species of bats, with their silhouettes against the dusk sky a recognisable sight to us all, yet there are many negative connotations attached to these familiar creatures – so, how much do we really know about bats?
As a protected species, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017), it is more important than ever that we understand more about bats and recognise their importance, to ensure they are protected in the long-term.
In light of the negative press surrounding bats this year, ecologists from Ecology by Design have created the quiz below, to spread awareness of bats, share interesting facts about them, and de-bunk the misleading myths. Take the quiz to test your bat knowledge, and let us know your score!
Post by Nicola Timney and Ecology by Design