Adopt a bat

Pipistrelle bat peeking out of a crevicePipistrelle bat (credit Harry Hogg)

Devon Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and an adoption certificate. If the adoption is for a child they will receive a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above. 
Additional: The number of bats in the UK has plummeted in the last few decades. There is a range of reasons for this including habitat loss, disturbance and destruction of hibernation sites. By adopting a bat today you will be giving bats a real boost and help halt their decline in Devon.
More info: Call 01392 279244

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - Brown long-eared bat

Price: £10
What you receive: Card with photo of species, adoption certificate, factsheet, fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
Additional: The money raised by your adoption will go towards the costs of carrying out conservation work on our nature reserves as well as education and advice to landowners and the public, directly contributing to the survival of these species so that populations can continue to grow.
More info: Call 0115 958 8242 

Somerset Wildlife Trust - Greater horseshoe bat

Price: £40
What you receive: An information sheet and glossy photo, along with your choice of greetings card. We can even send it direct to your recipient if you prefer.
Additional: Ideal for family & friends who burn the midnight oil or party late into the night. Without the right habitat and food these increasingly rare, protected, bats are under threat. Help us protect these fascinating animals through our bat house restoration project, dry stone walling and flight path cutting, and traditional grazing which provides the insect food they need. Your gift will help us protect vulnerable wildlife and preserve wild places in Somerset.
More info: Call 01823 652400