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Nathusius’ pipistrelle

Nathusius’ pipistrelle

A similar bat to the common and soprano pipistrelles, the Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus nathusii) is a migratory species across Europe.

The Nathusius’ pipistrelle is a woodland bat found widely across the UK and feeds mainly on midges and flies.

It will roost in trees, buildings and crevices. It has also been found sharing a roost with other pipistrelle species and Brandt’s bats. It is easily mistaken for the other two pipistrelles, although it is slightly larger.

This species is potentially far more common than data has previously suggested, although research is limited.

It is at low risk for extinction worldwide and is previously thought to be a visitor to the UK. Over time it has occurred more frequently, potentially due to climate change.

How you can help

How can you help

Create a bat-friendly garden: plant night-scented flowers, such as honeysuckle; build a pond; create hedgerows; and reduce artificial light.

Lead Ranger


'To help ground nesting birds rear their young safely, keep yourself, dogs and ridden horses on the main tracks from the beginning of March to the end of August.'

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