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Greater Horseshoe Bat found in Kent
« on: October 07, 2019, 04:06:56 pm »
A couple of National newspapers mention this.  I have always regarded the GH as a cave dwelling bat.  Are there caves in Kent?


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Re: Greater Horseshoe Bat found in Kent
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 05:07:21 pm »
A couple of National newspapers mention this.  I have always regarded the GH as a cave dwelling bat.  Are there caves in Kent?

There are plenty of small natural cavities in the chalk.

There are ragstone mines and chalk mines.  There used to be lots of deneholes but most are filled in now.

I notice Chislehurst "Caves" (actually a chalk mine) has a bat on its web site! http://www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk/   



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Re: Greater Horseshoe Bat found in Kent
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 09:57:04 pm »
& they only have to come from Sussex or the continent:
https://www.mammal.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SE-Mammal-Atlas-5-Bats.pdf

Recorded just outside Kent in previous survey (possibly St Clement's Caves at Hastings, currently trading as Smugglers Adventure):
http://s420601879.websitehome.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Bat_Atlas_20001.pdf
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 10:14:18 pm by mikem »