Beeston Castle bat hibernation survey with Cheshire Bat Group (2015)

Beeston Castle is a regular stop on our itinerary at Cheshire Bat Group.  There is a regular lesser horseshoe bat here during the hibernation season and every time we come we hope to find another one. Or two. Or more.  So far, no luck, but it’s still exciting to see our only Cheshire lesser horseshoe is still hanging in there (literally!).  We always check our bat boxes too, as you never know what you may find inside.  Brown long-eared, Natterer’s and pipistrelle bats have all been recorded using the site.  Not forgetting the hibernating moths, slugs, rabbits, abundant cave spiders and their spooky hanging egg sacs !

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