The more bats, the better
Those of us with gardens could help support Tisbury's bat population - remember Peter Shallcross's report back in the summer (15 August summary on this page and the full report on the MoreNews page, with stats)? The RHS's 'Wild about gardens' campaign this month features an item on 'Welcoming bats in to your garden'
They say, 'Often wrongly thought of as pests, bats are in fact highly efficient natural pest controllers, eating hundreds of tiny insects every night, including many of the pests that can be damaging to some plants. TV presenter Chris Packham and garden designer Juliet Sargeant share how we can help bats this autumn.'
Some of the advice would only be relevant to larger gardens, but there's probably something for everyone and 'every little helps'.
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