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This tiny common pipistrelle bat pup is less than a week old and is being cared for by Hazel Ryan, our senior Conservation Officer and bat carer for Kent Bat Group.
Even though humans live longer lives compared to their historical counterparts, we cannot escape the inevitability of aging. However, testudines – the order to which tortoises and turtles belong – may buck this trend by following a different pattern of aging compared to humans and other species.
Questions 1 to 5 are individual information that each person responding to the consultation needs to complete for themselves or their organisation. Wildwood Trust’s answers to Questions 6 to 11 are set out below and may be copied or adapted.
N.B. The Text in Blue is extracted from the wording from DEFRAs Consultation Proposals and is not part of Wildwood Trust’s response – that wording is for information and context only.
The bat rehabilitation centre at Wildwood has had a busy year. Hazel Ryan, our Senior Conservation officer, has received over 100 grounded bats found by members of the public. As a volunteer bat carer for Kent Bat Group, she initially cares for them at home. Once they have begun to recover from their injuries they are brought into the Wildwood flight cage for flight practice, to build up stamina and to allow Hazel to assess their suitability for release.
Have you ever been bitten by a spider? I have.
On June 10th between about 10.10 a.m. and 12.20 p.m. a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from UK, weather permitting. When I say ‘visible’, I mean it may be seen provided suitable precautions are taken to protect your eyes. Even a brief glance directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes, so should not be attempted under any circumstances.