Daubenton's bat


During field research of Arcadis on Tapijn, at least three tree cavities were found that were used by the Daubenton’s bats as summer and autumn quarters. With batdetectors we collected the sounds of the waterbats at several places on Tapijn.

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.