Bat DVDs

Bat Conservation Ireland DVD

Knowing, studying and conserving the Bats of Ireland
by Conor Kelleher (Bat Conservation Ireland-BCI and Cork County Bat Group (CBG) and Ian Wilson (Mooney goes Wild).

This 83 minute DVD is a fascinating, clearly explained guide to the identification, study and care of Irish bats and was made to aid in the protection of these amazing mammals. It is a must for anyone interested in learning a little about bats or getting out there and identifying them for themselves. The bat on the cover is a Common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus. The most common of out bat species in Ireland and is one of 10 species seen in the country.

Cost = €10

Millstreet Country Park is a protector and promoter of these animals. Habitats such as lake, hedgerow, treeline and meadow are prime spots for these species to shelter and hunt. Recently a bat walk of the upper lake was completed yielding four of the ten Irish species of bat recorded throughout the evening. These were;

Leisler’s Bat Nyctalus leisleri (Meadow and Lake) Daubenton’s Bat Myotis daubentonii (Waterway Bat) Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus (edge habitat –hedgerow, treeline, lake, road, meadow, bogs) Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus (edge habitat –hedgerow, treeline, lake, road, meadow, bogs)

All Irish bat species are protected by European Law under the 1999 European Union Habitats Directive.

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