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Bats at the University

Green Impact Silver Award

Posted on Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2pm
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
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The Lifelong Learning Centre’s Green Impact Team recently attended an informative evening session on bats at the University of Leeds led by Maggie Brown, from the West Yorkshire Bat Group. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem and are fantastic indictors of a healthy environment. The session included a walk through campus highlighting the areas that could easily be improved for bat roosting, hibernation and feeding.

The evening provided the Green Impact Team with an opportunity to learn about the bats at the University (the University of Leeds is one of three universities leading the way in innovative bat research) and about how we can increase both the numbers and diversity of bats seen on campus. The discussion also led to building regulations and ecology work. I found the evening very informative and now have many ideas to take to our next meeting. The event also gave ideas of how we can get our students involved in biodiversity issues across the University.

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