Monthly Archives: June 2011


Brown Long-Eared Bat Rediscovered on Isles of Scilly

Posted 23 June 2011 by Anne-Marie Hodge

What is better than catching an animal that belongs to a species thought to have been extirpated for half a century? Discovering that the animal is a pregnant female, of course. With species going extinct at unprecedented rates across the globe, the recent rediscovery of what appears to be a breeding population the brown long-eared bat ( Plecotus auritus ) on Britain’s Isles of Scilly came as a pleasant surprise to Dr. Fiona Mathews and her research team, based at... Read more