Friday, April 08, 2011

Bats in the mediterranean garden.

Although this bat was dead when I found it in the garden, we appear to have a healthy colony of bats living in the top of our disused water tower. Each evening as the sun sets over the mountains we see them emerge. Their effectiveness at insect pest control is often debated but they are always welcome visitors in our garden.

On an evening we often see bats praying on night flying insects under the street lights of our village. Particularly on roundabouts along the highway.


  1. As bats eat insects I guess they must have some effect on them.

  2. The debate seems to be that insect populations recover quickly. Looking at todays mosquito bites I think even a temporary fall in insect pest numbers is more than welcome!