Driffield goes batty

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More than a third of gardens in East Riding are regularly visited by bats according to participants in the RSPB’s summer wildlife survey Make Your Nature Count.

The results showed that bats are twice as likely to be seen in rural gardens as urban ones. Wildlife friendly gardens with plenty of shrubs and trees are particularly attractive to attract bats. People in every UK county took part in this year’s survey, with results coming in from Shetland to the Channel Islands. The survey ran from June 4th-12th and over 50,000 gardens were involved.