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1 March 2019

Bat Hibernation Monitoring at Pooles Cavern

Volunteers from PAA completed the second of two visits to Poole’s Cavern in Buxton this week for the Bat Conservation Trust’s annual hibernation monitoring survey.

Whiskered-Brandts

This week nine bats were found hibernating, including Whiskered/Brandts, Brown long-eared and Daubenton’s. The bats are usually hidden deep within the cracks in the roof and walls of the cavern. PAA has been contributing to the monitoring programme at Poole’s Cavern since 2007, with Principal Ecologist and licenced bat worker Helen Hamilton leading the surveys.

Daubentons

Poole’s Cavern is located on the edge of Buxton under Williamson Park, and is a historically significant limestone cave system, which has been open to the public as a tourist attraction since the 1800s. See their website for more details poolescavern.co.uk

For more information visit the Bat Conservation Trust’s Hibernation Survey page www.bats.org.uk/our-work/national-bat-monitoring-programme/surveys/hibernation-survey