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Bats with Altitude - Rich Flight

December 15, 2021 Bat Conservation Trust Season 3 Episode 27
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Bats with Altitude - Rich Flight
Show Notes

This week Steve is in the Lake District National Park with Ecologist and Chair of south Cumbria Bat Group Rich Flight. Rich published the findings of a study called "Bats with Altitude" in the journal British Island Bats in 2021 and he sits down with Steve to tell us about what inspired the project, what bats were found at over 500m on the mountainsides and how volunteers surveyed for bats in challenging upland conditions.

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