Bats: Britain's newest aristocracy

The Independent reports: "The National Trust - normally associated with the preservation of aristocratic country houses - has successfully constructed a purpose-built home for one of Britain's rarest bats. The new roost, nicknamed the "bat flap", has been specially designed for the unusual needs of the lesser horseshoe bat which unlike ordinary bats has to be able to fly straight into its sleeping quarters rather than crawling into bed through a crevice."

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