Eight ways to explore nature this Halloween


The nights are drawing in and Halloween is approaching, but enjoying this spooky celebration doesn't have to be just about eating sweets and scaring your friends.

Why not use this time of year to learn more about the creepier, crawlier creatures in your home, garden or local park? You could host a nature-themed Halloween party for your friends and family.

You might even discover that bats, bugs and slugs aren't as scary as you think.


Help protect our nation's bats

Brown long-eared batBats are amazing animals but their habitats are under increasing threat and numbers are in serious decline so we need your help to protect them.

Many people will shiver at the thought of bats, perhaps due to their unfortunate association with vampires. However, all 17 UK bat species feed on insects and are likely to be much more scared of you.


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