Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Photo, Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project 

Devon's nocturnal wonder

This project is enabling people to learn about, celebrate and help to care for these enigmatic bats and the landscape they live in.

Hedgelaying at Donkey Sanctuary with Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Securing a future for greater horseshoe bats

The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project works with local communities to secure a future for greater horseshoe bats in Devon, their northern European stronghold.

It is a partnership project of 18 organisations led by Devon Wildlife Trust and is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as other funders.

Greater Horseshoe Bat face

Greater horseshoe bat. Photo, Phil Richardson

Visit the project website for lots of information on the work being carried out and how you can get involved: devonbatproject.org or email bats@devonwildlifetrust.org

You can also follow the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project on Facebook at facebook.com/devonbatproject and Twitter @devonbatproject

Play our bat games!

Find the perfect roost

Help Betty find a place to rest. Click here to play the game. 

Ambush!

Betty must fill up on bugs so she can feed her pup back at the roost. Click here to play the game. 
 

Find the best flight path

Greater horseshoe bats use a "mental map" to find their way around the landscape. They remember the location of obstacles, feeding grounds and other landmarks to help them navigate in the dark. 

It's your job to reconstruct the landscape in the grid to match Betty's mental map. Click here to play the game.

Help the future of greater horseshoe bats