Bats are repeatedly used to celebrate Halloween and often described as spooky and scary! However, bats although secretive creatures are very cool and very clever!
Bats sleep during the day and come out at night as they are nocturnal animals that are well adapted to their after dark adventures!
During August young bats start to leave the maternity roosts to catch food for themselves. They do this by using echolocation to find the insects they eat like moths and mosquitos!
If you get the chance do go out for a walk in the dark and take a look up at the night sky. Ask your little ones what they can see, what can they hear, how does it feel being out in the dark, what can they smell and if you’re really lucky you may even see these mysterious and wonderful creatures!