How you can help bats
All bats that live in our islands eat insects. You can increase their food by minimising your use of pesticides.
Create a 'bat haven' garden
Plant night-scented flowers ~ Build a pond ~ Let your garden go wild ~ Create linear features i.e hedgerows/treelines
Promote natural habitats
Leave non-hazardous dead or dying trees, they make great homes for bats
Avoid disturbing bats
If a bat is disturbed during hibernation, it may become active and burn through its fat reserves.
Put up a bat box
They are an easy home for bats to rest and many of the species we have in the Bailiwick will use them
Use 'bat friendly' outdoor lighting
Reduce, or remove, artificial lighting and if possible use warm white LED lights