Greater horseshoe bat ringing project in North Devon 

Billie and Bryony have recently volunteered in assisting Geoff Billington with his greater horseshoe bat ringing project in North Devon

Over a weekend in late November, the team of volunteers ventured into disused mines to locate and ring hibernating greater horseshoe bats. This important project is helping to understand population trends over time, and to better understand how the bats use the landscape. Some of the ringed bats have turned up in a roost in Fremington during the summer, which is over 10 miles from their hibernation site at Combe Martin. 

Billie and Bryony will be heading underground again in February to carry out the second hibernation checks for this winter season.