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Bats in Natural History

Bats are a fascinating group of species which have both eluded and intrigued natural historians.

In Gilbert Whites day very little was known about bats, today, thanks to advances in technology and recording we know far more, but certainly not all about this cryptic group of mammals. Join the Natural History Museum’s Steph West on this whistle-stop tour through the history of our understanding and recording of bats in the UK, from Gilbert White notes on bats in Selborne through to our modern day understanding of how bats use our landscape, how they have declined and what is being done to study and stabilise their populations.

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Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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