The next in our series of winter online talks, Bat Communities in the Urban Landscape, is on Friday 16th February 2024 at 19.00Read More →
Although there is acknowledgement that light pollution can be a ‘source of annoyance to people, it can be harmful to wildlife, waste energy and detract from the enjoyment of the night sky’ (CPRE 2016) there is only about a fifth of England that retains skies completely free of light pollution.
Light pollution is known to have an impact on species from insects to turtles. When it comes to bats, light pollution can impact on foraging site bat assemblages, commuting routes, can delay or prevent bats emerging from roosts, or can in ‘in some cases lead to bats abandoning or becoming entombed in the roost’ (BCT). Read More →