With its wings folded, the common pipistrelle is small enough to fit inside a matchbox. It often lives in houses, and emerges close to sunset, but may go unnoticed for years.
The common pipistrelle consumes thousands of midges every night.
- Encourage the use of bat boxes to create roost sites.
- Support creation of habitat such as woodland or water which is rich in insect life.
- Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented
Loss of roosts due to renovation of properties without retaining access for bats; decline in insects; negative publicity.
MSP Nature Champion
Member for: Glasgow
Party: Scottish Labour Party