Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ⠀

Our bats wish you to have a good appetite to quickly become fat and to have a good sleep … if you are a bat, of course! ⠀ And from the team of Kharkiv Bat Rehabilitation Center we wish you to be kinder to animals and to each other and to have good next 2019…


EXHIBITION “NATURE: KNOW AND SAVE”

EXHIBITION “NATURE: KNOW AND SAVE” 🌳 ⠀ The exhibition was held this Saturday 8 of December 2018 in the hub of social activity “Studio 42”. Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark and our bats took part in it and told everyone about bats and why it’s so important to protect and save them. ⠀ Thank…


Finish of Bat week

During the last week we told you about the 5 bat species that are coming for rehabilitation in the winter. But do you know that in the Kharkiv region there are 13 bat species? What is causing them to come to us? So why only 5 species, and not all 13? Unfortunately, in many cases,…


Вats feeding

So, “bat species” are not all that we want to tell you about bats … “Bat-week” continues, and that’s why we publish interesting bat-facts for you. What do bats eat? There is a myth that bats feed on blood, but this is not a true, 80% of bats are insectivorous (all Ukrainian species too), others…


Bat of the day 28 October (Bat week) – Particoloured bat

Particoloured Bat (Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758) The bat of medium size, with a wingspan of 27-31 cm. Its long fur is unmistakably bicoloured: a dark brown base and silver white tips, lending this species a permanently ‘frosted’ look. Rare species in the region. Lives mainly in people’s buildings. The species is migratory, for the winter,…


Bat of the day 27 October (Bat week) – Kuhl’s pipistrelle

Kuhl’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus kuhlii Kuhl, 1817) The bat is quite small, with a wingspan of 21-24 cm. For the first time, this species was noticed in Kharkiv in 2000. And over the past 20 years, Kuhl’s pipistrelle bat have significantly expanded their habitat to the west and north, settled the whole territory of Ukraine. This…


Bat of the day 26 October (Bat week) – Noctule bat

The Noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula Schreber, 1774) Quite big bat whose wingspan is 32-40 cm. One of the most widespread species of bats in the Kharkiv region. In the summer, colonies settle in caves of trees, especially they like oaks. In the winter – a mass species in Kharkiv. Noctules are migrating species, the max…


Bat of the day 25 October (Bat week) – Brown long-eared bat

Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus Linnaeus, 1758) A small bat, the width of the wings is 24-28 cm. Specific characteristic of this species is langth of ears that is almost equal to the length of the body, that’s why all our employees and volunteers like it so much. In the summer, this bats live in…


Bat of the day 24 October (Bat week) – Serotine Bat

Serotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus, Schreber 1774) It’s a big bat, which is larger then open palm in flight. In the summer, the colonies of these bats settle in the attics of the city. For winter, they move to Kharkiv, where they hibernate in cavities in the walls of buildings. Most likely, if you see big…


Hibernation

It is known that bats belong to those animals that spend winter in hibernation. However, this is not a sleep that we use every night. The period of hibernation is the time when the weather is cold, there are no insects and there is nothing to eat for bats, and just to survive in such…