Lesser horseshoe bat
This project focuses on the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) one of the smallest UK bats. They weigh around 4-9 grams (the size of a plum) with a wingspan of 225-250mm. Lesser horseshoe bats are one of only two species of Rhinolophus (horseshoe) bat in the UK, which are characterised by the horseshoe shaped nose leaf around the nostrils. They hang freely from their feet often with thier wings wrapped around their body.