Last week, Craig Dunton from the Bat Conservation Trust returned to Trill Farm for the annual survey of Grey Long Eared Bats. There are estimated to be only 1000 of these special bats left in the UK, and only 8 known maternity roosts. The Manor Barn at Trill Farm is one of them, providing a safe home for the bats and their young to roost and surrounded by wildflower meadows and hedgerows for them to hunt for insects in.

 

Grey Long Eared Bats are one of 20 British species being saved from extinction by the Heritage Lottery funded, nationwide and multi-organisational, Back from the Brink project. Last year, the project came to film the annual survey, and captured what we think is the first footage of Grey Long Eared Bats in the UK.

 

Take a look at the video and learn more about the bats and the Back from the Brink project below.

 

 

With thanks for Craig Dunton and the Bat Conservation Trust for their support with bat conservation at Trill Farm, Neil Aldridge for his excellent photography, and Sophie Pavelle for explaining what makes Trill Farm and the bats so special.