Bats are not only amazing animals to watch, they are also a good environmental indicator as they are a top predator feeding on a range of common nocturnal insects. 

Find out more about some of the bat species you are most likely to encounter in the Forest’s woods.

Close up shot of a Natterer's bat in flight
Close up of a Leisler's bat resting on stone
Daubenton's bat in flight
Common pipistrelle bat resting on a stone
Close up of a Noctule bat resting in a tree hole
Close up of a Lesser Horseshoe Bat's face