Bats have been flying around for 50 million years. In Europe there are 52 species . Twenty nine of these can be found in France.
A bat is une chauve-souris (lit. bald mouse) in French.
Nature Table Explorer Karen sent this photo of a bat from France.
Interesting Bat facts
- Bats are the only mammal that actually fly.
- Bats use echolocation to find their food.
- Bats mate in the autumn but store the sperm and only become pregnant in the spring.
- Bats do not make nests, they have places to roost.
- A tiny pipistrelle bat can eat 3000 tiny insects in one night !