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Learning About Our Neighbourhood Bats -
On Thursday 9th February 2017, we welcomed Nathalie Cossa to speak to us on the subject
of bats. The talk was well received and highly informative, although many of us
still do not find bats particularly appealing. Natalie told us some fantastic “bat
facts”, beyond the well-
Worldwide there are around 1200 species of which 18 are found in Britain and 13 in Liecestershire. All our native bats have a diet of insects, and bats hibernate when this food source is scarce.
Bats do not use any nesting materials but instead they roost in crevices, caves, buildings, tunnels etc. and like a cool space with high humidity.
Babies are called pups and typically each female will have just one pup er year. Bats tend to mate in the Autumn but the pups tend not to be born until early Summer. The young can fly ataround 3 weeks of age and are fully independent after 6 weeks.
Natalie hopes to encourage local groups to help build-
The Pipistrelle is quite common around Leicesterhsire
Music and Film Night Raised £1089 for Rotary International Work
On Saturday 25th February Rotary hosted a Music and Film Evening at the Village hall.
Thanks to our three musical perfromers Julie, Rachel and Jorja. This was followed
by our feature film presentation The Hundred-
Tickjets were £10 including a fabulous buffet themed around French and Indian Cuisine.
Our thanks to all who supported us in a very enjoyable and highly successful evening.
In the afternoon we showed the Lion King to Local childrend accompanied by their parents. This was much enjoyed by 45 people and tickets were free if booked in advance through our webiste. We took a collection for our Polio Eradication work and £100 of our takings will go to support this work.