One of the highlights of my days is when the sun goes down in Burley. The twighlight brings out one of the magical and celebrated creatures of the night, the bat. These elusive creatures often skim over my rooftop as they hunt for insects.
There are 17 species of bat in the UK. I am not sure what species the bat in my photo comes from, but all the same, he or she is a fascinating warm blooded creature. Like the snake, numbers of bats have decreased drastically over the last century. Visit Bat Conservation Trust to learn more about protecting these wonderful flying mammals.
If you too are batty about bats you could sign up for the Family Bat Discovery guided, short walk this Friday on August 22nd 2008.