Вats feeding

So, “bat species” are not all that we want to tell you about bats … Bat Week continues, and that’s why we publish interesting bat-facts for you. What do bats eat? There is a myth that bats feed on blood, but this is not true. 80% of bats are insectivorous (all Ukrainian species too), others…

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Bat of the day 28 October (Bat week) – Particoloured bat

Particoloured Bat (Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758) The bat of medium size, with a wingspan of 27-31 cm. Its long fur is unmistakably bicoloured: a dark brown base and silver white tips, lending this species a permanently ‘frosted’ look. Rare species in the region. Lives mainly in people’s buildings. The species is migratory, for the winter,…

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Bat of the day 27 October (Bat week) – Kuhl’s pipistrelle

Kuhl’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus kuhlii Kuhl, 1817) The bat is quite small, with a wingspan of 21-24 cm. For the first time, this species was noticed in Kharkiv in 2000. And over the past 20 years, Kuhl’s pipistrelle bat have significantly expanded their habitat to the west and north, settled the whole territory of Ukraine. This…

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Bat of the day 26 October (Bat week) – Noctule bat

The Noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula Schreber, 1774) Quite big bat whose wingspan is 32-40 cm. One of the most widespread species of bats in the Kharkiv region. In the summer, colonies settle in caves of trees, especially they like oaks. In the winter – a mass species in Kharkiv. Noctules are migrating species, the max…

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Bat of the day 25 October (Bat week) – Brown long-eared bat

Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus Linnaeus, 1758) A small bat, the width of the wings is 24-28 cm. Specific characteristic of this species is langth of ears that is almost equal to the length of the body, that’s why all our employees and volunteers like it so much. In the summer, this bats live in…

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Bat of the day 24 October (Bat week) – Serotine Bat

Serotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus, Schreber 1774) It’s a big bat, which is larger then open palm in flight. In the summer, the colonies of these bats settle in the attics of the city. For winter, they move to Kharkiv, where they hibernate in cavities in the walls of buildings. Most likely, if you see big…

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Hibernation

It is known that bats belong to those animals that spend winter in hibernation. However, this is not a sleep that we use every night. The period of hibernation is the time when the weather is cold, there are no insects and there is nothing to eat for bats, and just to survive in such…

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Invite us for lecture about bats for school children

Bat-week” is not only a time when we acknowledge bats but also the time when you need to tell everyone about these animals and their need in our help. That is why we want to hold 3 lectures for school children! Those three schools that gather largest audiences will obtain a very interesting interactive presentation…

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Bats are vulnerable

Why? What led to the fact that bats found themselves in the Red Book of Ukraine? All of this was mainly due to our actions: deforestation, using of pesticides, and just persecution because myths about bats are quite popular. However, life of bats does not allow them to spread in large numbers. They migrate over…

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Bat week in Ukraine, Kharkiv city, 24-31 of October 2018

The Bat Week – has been held in the USA and Canada for five years. Annually in it directly and with the help of social networks millions of people take part. Our Center has accepted the invitation to take part in this action as official partners from Ukraine. Thus, for the first time, we will…

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