Like all species of bat in Britain, the Natterer's bat is less common than it used to be. The reason for its decline is that its food and shelter has been seriously threatened by modern farming practices and destruction of natural habitats.

Breeding

During the summer, female Natterer's bats gather together to form nursery colonies in hollow trees or the roofs of houses. Like many other bats, the female has only one baby, born in June or July. It can fly by the time it is four weeks old. Young Natterer's bats do not have the white underparts of the adult - they are greyish-brown all over during their first year.

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