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Creating a bat hibernaculum at Kingfishers Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

Case study of the actions and consequences of creating an artificial cave for the winter hibernation of bats.

Year of Publication2007

SummaryTo provide a winter hibernation site for bats, an artificial cave was constructed at a nature reserve in eastern England. Subsequent to its completion, in the winter of 2005/06, two brown long-eared bats Plecotus auritus hibernated in the cave and in the subsequent winter one hibernated within it. It is considered likely that bat numbers will build up in future years. Please quote this case as: Gulickx M.M.C., Beecroft R.C. & Green A.C. (2007) Creating a bat hibernaculum at Kingfishers Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Conservation Evidence, 4, 41-42

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