Encouraging bats in our gardens
We talk a lot on here about encouraging beneficial wildlife in our gardens but not a lot about bats. Did you know a tiny pipistrelle can consume 3,000 midges in one night?
We used to have a colony of about 30 when we moved here about 20 years ago but they are now down to just one or two even though we have turned former cow pasture into a garden with a pond and all sorts of plants designed to attract birds and insects so I've been googling about and found this info -
Scroll on down and you'll find a list of lovely plants that will attract them and the by product will be food for swallows and swifts and house martins too as they will come to eat the insects these plants attract. Double whammy.