common noctule


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…


Great news. Bat puppies were born in Bat Rehab Center

Last year, in September 2017, we received one common noctule female. Unfortunately, it had several fractures of its forearm, which we had to amputate. After amputation and successful hibernation, this female gave a birth of two puppies. It happened because of an interesting feature of bats – delaying of gestation. Bats usually mate in Autumn….


Currently, Bat Rehab Center has more than 2000 individuals!

Dear friends. Have we ever told you, that we are the biggest Bat Rehab Center in the Eastern Europe? It is still true. Last week we rescued a huge group of Commone Noctule. This time there were 979 individuals! Bats were hibernating in crevices at the balcony of one building, when they were disturbed by…



Bats in Kharkiv lesopark

Kharkiv lesopark is a a favorite place of recreation for the citizens of our city. It is north part of Kharkiv where the wildwood somewhere older than 200 years wedged in apartment block. The wildwood near the town border attracts not only wishing to walk but also researchers-naturalists. Among people loving and studying nature there…


Bat species of Kharkiv region, NE Ukraine

13 bat species (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) are known for the territory of Kharkiv region, NE Ukraine. Myotis daubentonii Myotis dasycneme Myotis brandtii Myotis nattereri Nyctalus leisleri Nyctalus noctula Nyctalus lasiopterus Eptesicus serotinus Pipistrellus nathusii Pipistrellus pygmaeus Pipistrellus kuhlii Vespertilio murinus Plecotus auritus