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Gargoyle Guardians: A Bat Count at Lacock Abbey with the Wiltshire Bat Group

November 15, 2023 Bat Conservation Trust Season 5 Episode 47
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Gargoyle Guardians: A Bat Count at Lacock Abbey with the Wiltshire Bat Group
Show Notes

S5E47 On the edge of the Cotswolds lies Lacock Abbey, home to Professor Quirrel's classroom and the Mirror of Erised. But whilst millions of people will recognise the Cloisters of the Abbey used in the filming of the Harry Potter franchise, a rather special spectacle can be found here once the sun goes down. A soprano pipistrelle bat roost hidden in the roof of Sharrington's tower is regurgitated each evening from the mouths of the gargoyles that surround the tower. We join Wendy Priest as she undertakes a count for the National Bat Monitoring Programme on a calm June evening. 

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