We have resident bats who patrol the early evening skies. Dark bodies dart and swoosh by in the glimmering dusk of long summer evenings. I like that we have bats.
To attract bats you need to encourage bug life. In gardens, leave a chosen area wild. Create small piles of woody twigs and cut branches. Piles of stones create habitats too.
You can also plant night-blooming plants to encourage moths – a key part of bats’ diet. Night-scented flowers such as nicotina (flowering tobacco) are a good bet for attracting pollen hungry moths.
Common Garden Bats:
- Common pipistrelle
- Soprano pipistrelle
- Daubenton’s bat
- Brown long-eared bat