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insects sustainability

Bats in the Belfry

I’ve moved into a new house with a new garden (more on that later).  It is a more established garden than my old one, with large trees and a jungly feel.  It also has many more insects and animals, including these super bats who take off each evening at dusk and can be watched from the comfort of the balcony, drink in hand.

In the third photograph, it looks as if the bat is holding a youngster on its belly.  Any idea if it is common for a bat to fly around with its young?  Also, please post any more information on these fascinating creatures in the comment section.

Bats in the Belfry
Bats in the Belfry
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flowers food garden indigenous insects

Bats in Trouble!!

I came across some papers I had lying around, one of which was a Bat Interest Group of KZN pamphlet. Is it good to have bats in the garden? What do they do? Which plants attract them? Click below and all will be revealed (excuse the teacup stain and typos – not mine):

Bats in Trouble!
Bats in Trouble!