Greater Horseshoe Bat Coasters
My Greater Horseshoe Bat Coasters are sold individually wrapped and are also available in sets of six; presented in a stylish Gift Box with embossed silver logo. Each coaster has a hard, glossy, heat resistant, melamine surface. Coaster Size: 90mm x 90mm x 3mm
Bats are intriguing little creatures and are a delight to watch as they swoop, twist and turn in pursuit of gnats, moths and other insects. The greater horseshoe, is one of the larger bats and can be distinguished by the presence of a complex horseshoe-shaped noseleaf which is related to their particular type of echolocation system. When roosting they hang free with the wings almost enfolding their body. The greater horseshoe bat has declined by over 90% in the last 100 years, it is rare in Britain and now confined to south-west England and South Wales.
I am involved in 'bat counts' organised by the Bat Conservation Trust. Surveys by volunteers throughout the U.K help to ascertain and monitor the numbers of certain bat species in specific areas. I also work as a Bat Carer and look after orphaned and injured bats, returning them to the wild when they have recovered.