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Bats in North Somerset

Bats in North Somerset

Bats have suffered a serious decline in the UK for three main reasons. Firstly, because of the loss of roosts, since modern houses have fewer crevices in which they can hibernate; secondly since the wood preservatives often used there are toxic to bats, and thirdly since the bats resident in the UK feed on moths, beetles and other insects that are now less frequent. Of particular significance is the loss of our tall hedgerows supporting large numbers of insects and…

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