11 species of bats have been recorded at Slapton Ley with Pipistrelle, Whiskered and Lesser Horseshoe bat roosts in Slapton Village and feeding within the nature reserve. The Lesser Horseshoe roost is particularly important, being the second largest in Devon. It consists of over 100 females as well as their young in the season. Other species recorded are the noctule, Daubenton's bat, Natterer's bat and the rare grey long-eared bat. The noctule and Daubenton's roost in trees within the NNR and can be seen from Slapton Bridge.
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