British Bats

British Bats on Wild About Britain includes the latest bat news from across the UK, hundreds of bat photos in our image gallery, dozens of bat conversations in our mammal forum, a directory of British bat-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with with information on everything from the Noctule and Serotine Bats to the Bechstein's Bat and the Pipistrelle.

Encyclopedia of British Bats

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Leisler's Bat Nyctalus leisleri

A medium sized bat with short blackish brown fur on its back that turns a reddish colour towards... more

Bechstein's Bat Myotis bechsteini

A medium sized bat with fairly long fur that is pale to reddish brown on its back and a light... more

Nathusius's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii

During the summer the Nathusius bat has a reddish brown fur on its back, however, this back fur... more

Brandt's Bat Myotis brandti

The Brandt's bat has a shaggy fur that is a light reddish brown in colour with a visible golden... more

Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

The Serotine bat is one of the largest bats found in the UK. It has long fur that is dark to... more

Identification of British Bats

Myotis bechsteini
Barbastella barbastellus
Rhinolophus hipposideros
Eptesicus serotinus