Brown long-eared bat Christmas card
The brown long-eared bat is one of the UK’s most adorable residents. And, after the pipistrelle, it’s the most common. These guys fly relatively slowly (for bats), and emit a quiet echolocation as they swoop amongst trees and shrubs, which led to their nickname, ‘whispering bats’.
Their population seems to be stable in the UK but, like many species of bat, it is still threatened by habitat loss (and so loss of roosting and hunting sites) and insecticides impacting prey numbers.
If you’d like to help bats, consider creating a pond in your garden, putting up a bat box, keeping cats indoors at night, reducing artificial lighting, planting night-scented flowers and creating wild spaces in your garden.
- 14.8 x 14.8cm (5.8 x 5.8in)
- Recycled card and envelope
- Biodegradable cellophane sleeve
- Blank inside for your own message