Watching Bats

Glossop bats are very small, and they fly very fast. Many species will only fly in dark places and so we rely on the sounds they make to determine where they are. However not all bats are noisy, and one species in particular is notoriously difficult to listen to. The brown long eared bat is a very common species that often hunts silently, listening for the sounds of moths and other prey rather than actively searching for it with ultrasound. Glossop Bat Group use a combination of night vision equipment and highly sensitive ultrasound detectors to record the presence of these bats.