Lunchtime Chats with Dr Tina Aughney: Bat Roost Restoration and the “Green Bridge” on the M17/18 motorway

We were delighted to chat to Tina about bat mitigation measures undertaken on the N18 road scheme.

Garryland House, an existing derelict house located in Garryland Woodland, was renovated as a maternity roost for lesser horseshoe bats. The number of lesser horseshoe bats recorded in Garryland House has seen an annual increase since works were completed in April 2011. Tina talk also touched on the construction a green bridge for safe passage of the bats, and other species across the motorway.