During research done by Arcadis, no serotine bat habitats were found within Tapijn. However, we were able to pick up the sounds of serotine bats during our search with bat detectors. They make a peculiar, metallic sound.
Relationship with humans
Why we do what we do
Many people can also admire bats in their own garden as they sit outside during mild evenings. At dusk, they come out of their hiding places to go hunting. Bats live in caves and caverns, but attics, cavity walls, and cellars are also suitable for certain bat species. In this way, bats can benefit from the presence of humans. The other side of the coin is that people often destroy these places of residence; buildings are demolished or renovated and trees are chopped down. In some cases, mitigating or compensatory measures are required. This is also the case within Tapijn. Just look at the trees; many trees have bat boxes to compensate for previously felled trees in which bats lived.