Sunday, 13 July 2008

Barbastelles and Glow Worms.

On the evening of the 27th June a group of BSNHS members visited the forest to try and locate the rare Barbastelle Bat. We were lucky to make recordings of what I believe is this bat in Spittlemore Coppice. The call is described as ‘ castanet-like smacks at 32kHz’ . We were also very lucky to see Glow Worms in this the same woodland. The following night we could only locate one of the five we had seen the previous evening. Close examination of the photographs showed that it is a mating pair. The female is the glowing one and she stops glowing after mating. Presumably, the males had been busy the previous evening!