Minding the gap: City bats won’t fly through bright spaces

5 junio 2015

Researchers have discovered that bats living in a city are less likely to move from tree to tree in brightly lit areas. The bats studied in this experiment emerge in the evening from their roosts, often within residential housing areas, to feed on small insects in gardens, streams and other green spaces. To reach these feeding areas they often «commute» along lines of trees, which are thought to provide protection from predators and high winds.