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In Autumn 2019 we set up several Audiomoths (static recording devices) across Barnes Common that picked up seven bat species across a range of habitats.

This flagged up a new-to-us species, the brown long-eared bat. The common is clearly an important foraging  and potential roosting site for numerous bats. It is important that we try to minimise light pollution within and around the edges of the common as this can affect behaviour and deter these nocturnal creatures from important feeding sites, such as the Beverley Brook.

Species found on Barnes Common can be found in the Mammals tab of Species List: Fauna (related link below)

Banner Credit: Tom Marshall. Wildlife Trusts

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