Bats are strange and interesting mammals, because they:
- fly with their “hands”
- “see” with their ears
- hang themselves upside down on their hind feet to sleep
Seeing with their ears means, that they developed an echo sounding system, that allows them to see barriers and prey animals in the dark.
By the acquirement of the dispersibility (as only mammal-type), they are able to make long distance migrations of up to several hundred kilometres between the summer and winter accommodations.
During hibernation, the body temperature drops to a few degrees above 0 degrees.
Bats live in richly structured landscapes with mixed forests, old wood stands, meadows, ponds and streams.
Here they find a variety of insects (1) as food basis, as well as many hiding places for the day sleep and hibernation (2). In summer, trouble-free hiding places serve for the upbringing of the drops (nursery roost) (3).
Bats are protected the whole year. Protecting them means preserving or recreating a landscape with vital diversity.
Großes Mausohr – Greater mouse-eared bat
Zwergfledermaus – Common Pipistrelle
Fransenfledermaus – Natterer’s bat
Breitflügelfledermaus – Serotine bat
Graues Langohr – Grey long-eared bat
Brauner Bär (Schmetterling) – Garden tiger moth
Echolotpeilung - echo sounding system
Wasserfledermaus – Daubenton’s bat
Braunes Langohr - Brown long-eared bat
Accommodation in a woodpecker cave
Annual cycle of the Greater mouse-eared bat
Move to the winter accommodation October -> winter sleep Nov.-Febr. -> leaving of the winter accommodation March/April -> Creation of a nursery roost middle of May -> old animal with young animal June -> mating September ->