Camera reveals how batty we are at Sharpham

Camera reveals how batty we are at Sharpham

Published: 21 June 2017

A bat detector positioned on the Sharpham Estate has shown us exactly how batty we are.

Over the course of a single week, the Anabat detector placed near our Woodland Campsite showed that 8 different bat species flew by.

Bats detected included:

  • Common pipistrelleDevon Horseshoe Bat Project logo
  • Soprano       
  • Noctule/Leisler/Serotine   
  • Greater Horseshoe   
  • Lesser horseshoe   
  • Long-eared pipistrelle   
  • Myotis
  • Barbastelle


Greater Horseshoe Bat pictureWe’re one of the few places in the UK and Europe where the Greater Horseshoe Bat can be found. We’re partnering with the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project and the Devon Wildlife Trust on the bat detecting and on a Bat, Moth & Stargazing event on Friday 22 September at Sharpham.


Great Horseshoe Bat picture by Hugh Clark