As its name suggests, the brown long-eared bat
has strikingly large ears, three-quarters the length of the head and body.
The 24-year-old, from Hexham in Northumberland, is in the final year of a conservation master's degree at University College London and has just started a research project on brown long-eared bats
And although the cottage needs major renovation, the owners will be banned from doing any building work between April and October in case they disturb the brown long-eared bats
during their breeding season.
Were it not for a protected colony of brown long-eared bats
, the caretaker's lodge of the former Lewis Boys' School in Blackwood would have been demolished months ago.
Under one measure Brown Long-Eared bats
, common in the exclusive part of Merseyside, will have boxes installed for them.
He said: "I found evidence of brown long-eared bats
and I did see pipistrelle bats.
Dreams of converting a barn at his PS5 million Buckinghamshire mansion have been scuppered after a colony of brown long-eared bats
were found in the out-building.
Ward councillor Graham Jeffery urged more investigation into evidence of brown long-eared bats
on the site.
Tom Dearnley, Forestry Commission regional ecologist, said: "We have 232 bat boxes in Kielder and Rothbury, with real bat hotspots like including Sidwood, near Bellingham, Holystone, and Kielder Castle itself which has maternity roosts of soprano pipistrelles and brown long-eared bats
A roof void and louvre opening would have to be maintained in perpetuity to allow continuing use by legally protected roosting pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats
New additions include the garden tiger moth and grass snake, pine martens, wild cats, mountain hares and brown long-eared bats
A site survey had earlier revealed that brown long-eared bats
, a European Protected Species, were roosting in the roof of the barn and Kountis needed a licence from conservation body Natural England to have the bats moved to safety.
The brown long-eared bats
live inside the church and, as a protected species, any changes to the building would have to leave provision for the relocation of the mammals.
It is specially designed for pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats
, the least rare speciesin most areas, and should be fixed to a tree or wall as high as possible up to 4.
Bats Prince Charles' plans to upgrade buildings at his Carmarthenshire farm were delayed last summer for an investigation into common pipistrelles and brown long-eared bats
, roosting in a barn